If I sit by and do nothing, I am responsible. We, the Jewish people, are a nation, a people, and a community. When I can help I must help. When I (G-d forbid) need help, I can ask for it and expect the community, the people, to help me.
Pesach, Passover, is a time of stress for the needy, the poor, those on the edge and those struggling to survive today. The Torah gives us the mitzvah of tzedakah, which we translate equally as charity and righteousness. And the sages have taught us the communal requirement of Maos Chitim and Kimcha D’Pischa, providing those in need with food and wine for the Passover holiday.
After our Purim campaign the calls started to arrive… “Will you remember us for Pesach?” “Will you have something to help for Passover?” “Please, please don’t forget us for Passover.”
Rabbi Nati & Reb Akiva… we are just two chassidim doing what we can. Our personal ability is limited to a few dollars to give, this blog and your help. Please make us your shaliach, your messenger of tzedakah, charity and righteousness, to help our neighbors in need (which include Torah scholars, rabbis, and holy men and women who have lost their jobs, widows, women abandoned by their husbands, those with health situations that prevent them from supporting themselves, those taking care of spouses or children with severe problems that limit their ability to work).
We do this with no overhead, no office expenses, no advertising expenses, keeping NOTHING for ourselves (G-d forbid we should take a “commission” on tzedakah!) 100% of every donation (minus credit card or check processing expense and money changing expense, about 5%) goes directly into the hands of those in need.
If you haven’t already elsewhere, please consider fulfilling your mitzvah of Maos Chitim / Kimcha D’Pischa here. [ Certified by Rabbi Nati’s registered/authorized Israeli charity Yesh Ma L’asot and supervised by Rabbi Chaim HaKohein Farro of Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel. ] Every single dollar, shekel, pound, euro, rubal, rand, kronor, peso, wan helps make a difference. Every donation is worthy and together it all adds up!
In the merit of your tzedakah and everyone else’s, may Hashem bring us Moshiach Tzidkaynu, mamash today!
A brief extra note. Rabbi Nati received a call after the Purim campaign from another rav screaming at him "why didn't you take some for yourself, you're in need too!" We DO NOT take one penny (agorah, cent) from it's designated purpose! IF you want to help us personally, and it's not easy for either of us, we've added a "tip the bloggers" option during a credit card donation checkout. You can add a note designated a portion for us, IF YOU WISH. Absolutely no obligation!
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Reb Akiva's Passover Campaign
Beit Shemesh, 99620