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Small Act, Big Impact

Appreciating the spiritual power of performing a single mitzvah.

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(7) Anonymous, September 8, 2016 4:03 PM

don't give to Kotel beggars

Martin Ingall is correct. R. Shlomo Aviner, head of Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim in the Old City, wrote "most beggars are swindlers...Ninety percent of people who ask for money today are swindlers....If a person was poor before he asked for money at the Kotel, after a day he would no longer be considered poor. They collect 1,000 shekels a day."
If you ask police in the Old City who are familiar with beggars if the beggars are needy, they can tell you which beggars are alcoholics, which are drug addicts, which ones own apartments, which only shop in designer clothing stores when they are not begging, etc.
R. Aviner wrote that when someone gives money to the Kotel area beggars, "they are not only not fulfilling the mitzvah of giving tzedakah, they lose out on the mitzvah to give tzedakah to truly poor people....Give to one, two or three trustworthy organizations." (Published 24 Marcheshvan 5068, archived at

T.Y, September 9, 2016 1:53 AM

Give me a break

(6) Candice, September 7, 2016 5:41 PM


this was SO cool! I literally sent this video to everyone i know, and we all loved it so much

(5) Esther, September 7, 2016 5:39 PM

Heard it but gets better every time

I heard this from Aryeh gross! Aryeh is good friends with my cousin... What an amazing and miraculous story!! The way you tell it, the way the video was done and produced and with the powerful lesson- just incredible. thank you

(4) Joseh L. Gandarillius Falldin, September 6, 2016 9:16 PM

Los milagros siempre existirán, cuando el ETERNO actúa en favor del ser humano le llamamos milagro

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