Maimonides says that the highest level of giving charity is helping a person become self-sufficient.
Today, think of someone who needs a job and try to do what you can to help him earn money. You might help him get a job interview or you might think of some marketable skill that you could help him develop.
(For a series of probing questions on this topic, see Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Self Knowledge," pp.147-8)
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