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January 18, 2014
January 28, 2014 11:56 AM
This little test on passersby is putting a stumbling block before the blind, and wrong. Times are hard, and this show should not be putting temptations in front of people. I can't believe they made the Italian guy give the money back. Who are they to test people?
January 27, 2014 8:07 AM
This was beautiful. But to say "Only Jews!" -- That's just not right.
January 22, 2014 1:36 AM
Only Jews who know mitzvah know how to do it with conscience.
January 21, 2014 9:55 PM
I think to publicize an act I did that was a kiddush Hashem takes away from the mitzvah, because then I"M in the center rather than Hashem.
January 21, 2014 7:33 PM
money at the Kotel
My neighbor's children found a huge wallet stuffed with money at the Kotel, their mother told the Kotel police and upon arriving home called the Jerusalem police and gave their phone number. Of course they did not tell how much money was in it ($80,000!) Actually, there was a lot more but they got tired and stopped counting. So after a couple of hours a tourist called and described the wallet in detail, which is required by Halacha and also the amount of money in it, and came over and claimed their money. They offered them a reward which of course they wouldn't take. My friend told me that after they left the children and she and her husband started o sing and dance for joy that they were able to fulfil this mitzvah. I just want to mention that this was a very poor family with a lot of debts. The father taught in a very poor yeshiva and earned a little above the minimum wage.
January 21, 2014 7:24 PM
When I find money I try to return it. If I cannot find the owner, I put it in the charity box and give it away. It was never mine.
January 21, 2014 5:32 PM
Made me tear up
This is one of the many reasons why I love being one of HKB"H children.
January 21, 2014 5:01 PM
Orchestrated by a Higher Power
Did it occur to anyone what a relief it is that this yid was presented with this "test" in the version of the money included with a check and deposit slip? How fortunate! This was on film for the world to see, and the Master of the Universe chose this simple, honest and sincere Jew to make a kiddush Hashem. These people were also filming others who picked up random $50 bills with nothing attached. What if that is what was placed before the feet of the Jewish man? He would know, as any third-grade yeshiva student knows, that according to Halacha, coins or bills found in a public thoroughfare, and not even near anyone or containing any identifying marks (simanim), such as being wrapped in a recognizable package or envelope, or with marks on the bills that can be described, are considered free for taking, as the owner certainly understands this money is lost to him and has given up on recovering it. In this kind of case the halacha is indeed "finders keepers." If the YId with his visible headcovering found the plain $50 bill and pocketed it, he would have been considered a JEW who did not try and find its owner, as the understanding behind what he did would have been unknown. There is always the extra Mitzvah of Kiddush Hashem in such a case, in which if this man felt there was a possibility of bringing honor to Hashem's name by returning this money anyway, he would be obligated to try and do so. But how would he have known about hidden cameras out on a sidewalk?! Therefore, I believe this was clearly orchestrated not by the TV show but by Hashem - who knew this man merited to Sanctify his Name.
January 20, 2014 5:56 AM
Similar thing just happened to me!
Something very similar happened to me this morning! I was at a shopping center and a man in front of me dropped a ten dollar note. I picked it up and ran to give it back to him. He thanked me for my honesty. It felt so good knowing that I had made a Kiddush HaShem!
January 20, 2014 4:37 AM
Wow! Only Jews!
Wow! Only Jews! This is such a Kidush Hashem! May this Rabbi be blessed!
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