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  • Tzedakah Inc. Creates Facebook Group To Select Effective Jewish Charities

    02/08/2013 7:36:16 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 1 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 7, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Tzedakah Inc. Creates Facebook Group To Help Select Effective Jewish CharitiesBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem --- February 6, 2013 ….. Tzedakah is a Hebrew word literally meaning righteousness. But the Jewish community commonly uses the word Tzedakah today to mean charity. And there are many Jewish charities out there. From UJA, AMIT, AIPAC, Magen David Adom and the ADL to Hadassah, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, HIAS, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces and the The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). The list of Jewish charities transcents into the hundreds. So how can one determine which is the...
  • Guidelines for the Wealthy

    06/22/2010 7:27:51 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 38 replies
    Chabad.org ^ | June 22, 2010 | Malkie Janowski
    Question: Should one who is blessed with vast wealth spend it on luxuries? Is a wealthy person expected to live with restraint, or is it okay for him to spend his hard-earned money on living a lifestyle beyond that which an ordinary person can afford? How much should such a person give of his earnings to charity? Answer: You're raising some very interesting questions. On the one hand, a person blessed with great wealth should seemingly enjoy his blessings—isn't that why G‑d chose to bless him with affluence? And yet, we have to consider whether there's something improper about maintaining...
  • HOW YOU CAN HELP ISRAEL

    08/09/2006 8:24:29 AM PDT · by APRPEH · 26 replies · 669+ views
    MYSELF ^ | AUGUST 9, 2006 | self
    Dear Freeper Community: if you might be interested in helping Israel but ask yourself "How? Who can I help? What can I do?" Please visit the link to my Freeper profile page. There you will find links to reputable and 501c (tax deductable organizations which provide aid to Israeli victims of the rocket war. All of these organizations are equipped to take internet donations via secure server. The organizations are separated by categories: food banksmedical reliefdirect aid Please consider a gift of any size. The Jewish people need your help. G-d will bless those who bless Israel. (Genesis 12:3)
  • Good Deeds (by Americans) Around The Country (Israel)

    02/27/2003 11:19:08 AM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 27 February 2003
    Good Deeds Around The Country A group of 27 determined American Jews has concluded a nine-day visit to Israel, jam-packed with support for and participation in a number of important tzedakah [charity] projects. The group came equipped with clothing, toys, money and supplies for direct distribution to a long list of chosen causes. Their itinerary included activities with Russian olim [immigrants] at the Diplomat Hotel in Jerusalem, Ethiopian olim in Mevaseret Zion, Tova's Kitchen for Hungry People, and Beit Oved Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind. The mission, known as Hero Israel II, was led by author Danny Siegel...