Curb Your Enthusiasm

How should Jews respond to disasters that don't directly affect us?

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Comments (12)

(12) Janice, April 11, 2017 5:35 AM

Helping homeless- I forgot

This is a good question for couples to explore before marriage, and if you are married now.. you might want to talk how you each think and feel about opening your home to relatives in need, or people you don't know. Might considered, if for free or for some payment like chores? How long can they stay for free even if dong chores? What happens if they won't leave? Do you go through an agency, who helps resolve any issues? Having someone come live with you is a big discisson; it can be disatourus; a quick decision based on base instincts got Eve into a lot of trouble.

(11) Janice, April 11, 2017 5:26 AM

Helping homeless

Overall it went pretty well. They appear to have a large home for 2 people; cost a pretty penny to have a lot of empty space. She the female, nurturing, emotional one (her nature) is presenting her idea to the male (protector, provider) husband (house-band) in what to him is spur of the moment. If she resorts to tossing him out the bedroom till he sees her way - need marriage counseling - threats or punishments no way to solve any problem together. Is he really late for the reasons he mentioned or since he didn't have a real buy in; but was munipulated into it, conciously or not; was he hoping no one would be there if he were late? Mention the names, well it's obvious; but seems like a way to check sensitivies. and the end went well

(10) Anonymous, December 12, 2011 7:24 PM

How much is enough?

We could all of our time and money helping disaster victims. How much is enougy?

(9) Chuck Goldstein, March 11, 2009 3:35 PM

Too much time waiting for next show

Wish Larry had his show on every day!!! Clever..down to earth ...and FUNNY......keep it up Larry!

(8) Bill Silverman, March 4, 2009 4:03 PM

Can't we all just get along?

Lighten up! It's a comedy. Larry David has done more for Christian-Jewish reconciliation (ala Seinfeld) than all you complainers put together.

(7) Sadeena Pinhasik, February 28, 2009 3:24 PM

maybe Larry should learn from the Yidden in Israel

Watching this made me feel so sorry for this man's reaction while his fellow Yidden in Israel so readily open their homes to strangers(okay, they are Jewish but they still are strangers) from the north and south who needed a place to escape during the respective wars.

(6) norman roberts, February 26, 2009 10:32 PM

i don't watch his program...period

his program will turn people into antisemites. i am no prude, but his language is filthy and most of his programs are not helpful in the least. I watched several of his shows and being Jewish, this bastard brings out the the steriotypes that I hate to see.

(5) rachael, February 25, 2009 7:22 AM

no excuses to not give!

i think all these comments are on the right track...jews are OBLIGATED to give at least 10% of income to charity... the problem is that a lot of people (including jews) say "i just cant afford it," which is not true at all! there are lots of things we can sacrifice out of our luxurious lifestyle in order to give BASIC needs to others! for example: cut your cable, buy the cheaper brands in the supermarket, buy 2nd hand, stop eating out so much and buying overpriced lattes, etc.... no excuses! if you think youre too poor to give, visit a soup kitchen or shelter and then think again

(4) J La Lone, February 24, 2009 5:51 PM

One Should Respond in Accordance with Abilty Plus

Larry is obnoxious, as always, and selfish. He has a generous wife who manipulates him into good deeds. That's a double mitzvah for her. They live in a huge mansion, so why shouldn't they help a family. There would be nothing wrong with making house rules for mutual consideration. Larry might not be capable of that! Maybe it would be better if he paid for a family to stay at a hotel for a set period of time. That might be kinder! :)

(3) L.S., February 24, 2009 3:05 PM

help wherever we can

To me, being a Jew means having compassion for all of humanity. While my first obligation is always to my family and immediate community, I feel an obligation to the rest of the world as well. We should, in my opinion, do whatever we can to help ALL people. G-D created non-Jews in His image as well. There is no such thing as "a disaster that does not affect us". We are all part of the global society and what affects one part of the world affects all of us. Just my thoughts...

(2) Rafi Schutzer, February 24, 2009 8:55 AM

Tikun Olam?


I think the 10% goes to tzedaka not to "tikkun olam, paying our bills."

All the best,

Rafi Schutzer

(1) Moshe Rosen, February 22, 2009 6:24 AM

prioritizing mitzvahs

While the first charity does begin at home and with one's self, we must make sure that our mitzvot is prioritized in sync, such as giving 10% of our net income to tikkun olam, paying our bills, and giving to organizations that help the needy and impoverished whatever we can spare thereafter.


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