by Akiva at Mystical Paths
At the close of another year, it's been an honor and a privilege to be a part of your lives for this past year. I wish all of you, and all of Klal Yisroel a good and sweet year, a year filled with blessings for health, parnossa, children, Torah, and all the good things of this life, and especially the ultimate good, may this year bring us the ultimate blessing, Moshiach Tzidkaynu.
As the days of awe come upon us, as the King, the King of Kings, sits upon the kisay hakovod and opens the book of judgement, we are taught that three things will help us at the time of our judgement...
Teshuva - repentence, returning and reconnecting to Hashem and His Torah.
Tefillah - prayer, calling out to our G-d and our King, in the words taught to us by the sages and in our own words.
Tzedakah - charity, giving of ourselves and our hard work to those who have less and are in need.
Fortunately for those who can give, there are always those who desperately need. It's not fortunate for them, and we can help make a difference. We can literally emulate G-d by giving with no possibility of return.
Below are worthy charities that we strongly endorse. Please consider helping those in need...
Help the Hungry in Israel - Yad Eliezer
Help Needy Jerusalem - Chut Shel Chesed
Help The Poorest in Israel - Colel Chabad
Help Terror Victims - Yad Sarah
DIRECT ASSISTANCE - In the days between Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Hoshana Rabbah, Rabbi Nati will directly distribute donations to the needy in Jerusalem and in the Shomron - West Bank, to people with practically nothing on their table for the holidays. Every single dollar will be delivered, with no overhead, organizational or salary costs. [Except for the direct cost of the credit card charge, shekel conversion, and ATM fee, coming to ~5%.]
(For those who gave previously, thank you! Your prayer requests have traveled with Rabbi Nati to Uman and the kevorim of the holy tzaddikim.)
L'Shana Tova uMetuka - A Good and Sweet Year!!!
Blogging Note - Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins this Wednesday evening. No blogging will occur during these holy days from Wed evening through Shabbat (Saturday). G-d willing, regular blogging will resume Sunday.
Support the Path! - Posted at Mystical Paths, MPaths.com.