Tzedakah and Sacrifices

Tzedakah and Sacrifices There is a surprising statement from Chazal relating to the comparison between Tzedakah and Sacrifices. Tzedakah Greater Than All the Sacrifices The Tur brings from the Gemora in Sukkah that Gedola Tzedakah mikol HaKorbanos, Tzedakah is greater than all of the sacrifices. Actually in our Gemora it reads Gadol HaOseh Tzedakah etc.,…

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Tzedakah and Redemption

Tzedakah and Redemption The Tur quoted in my previous post connects Tzedakah and Redemption. Tzedakah and The Final Redemption The Tur brings from Chazal that the Jewish People will only be redeemed through Tzedakah, as it says Tzion BeMishpat Tipadeh, VeShaveha Be-Tzedakah. It also says in the Haftorah that we read on a fast day,…

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About Tzedakah

About Tzedakah I wish to write a few ideas about Tzedakah, and I preface that I don’t intend on saying Chidushim, inovative ideas, nor to publish only things that have never been published online. Rather my intention is to add contextual content to my Tzedakah page here on boruchrappaport.net, so that a visitor to the…

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Tzedakah FAQ

Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Tzedakah FAQ I wish to relate to a very basic question that I received, and if I had one, it would be on my Tzedakah FAQ. Tzedakah FAQ Question Tzedakah FAQ Question: What is my intention with this Tzedakah page, to use…

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Tachnun

Tachnun Today, Thursday yud ches Adar, we had a chosson in shul, so we didn’t say Tachnun. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Only Three Days Of Tachnun I commented, there are only three days of Tachnun between Purim and Rosh Chodesh Iyar, a chosson has to come…

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Purim

Purim Coming up this Sunday, and for some on Monday, is one of the important Jewish Holidays, Purim. Not a full fledged chag, as I wrote in my previous post, not a Yom Tov, but Purim is one of the major-league minor-holidays. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs.…

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Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel

Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel Yesterday, on Taanis Esther, we fulfilled the custom of giving Zecher LeMachatzis HaShekel. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Zecher LeMachtzis HaShekel: A Special Half Dollar When I was standing on the bima taking care of my own matters, a friend of mine came up to…

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Purim 5770

Purim 5770 Purim 5770 falls on Saturday night and Sunday Feb. 27-28 for most places, and Sunday night and Monday, Feb 28 and March 1 for walled cities like Jerusalem. Purim is not amongst the major Jewish Holidays, it is not a full fledged chag, however it is a major minor-holiday. Purim 5770: Mitzvah Some…

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Parshas Trumah

Parshas Trumah This past Shabbos the Torah Reading was Parshas Trumah. Jewish Bible: The Torah As I’ve written previously, the Jewish Bible is called the Torah. Each week there is a Torah reading in synagogue, when the section which Jews learned all week with Torah commentary is read. Then at the Shabbos meal the father…

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Bitul Selflessness

Bitul Selflessness I had an insight last Shabbos about bitul, selflessness, which I don’t mind sharing. Searching for Jewish Beliefs? Click Here for my main article on Jewish Beliefs. Chazal: Pirkei Avos Chazal express themselves in Pirkei Avos, “Who is wise? He who learns from every person.” I had contact with something which is almost…

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Parshas Mishpatim

Parshas Mishpatim I once heard from one of my Rosh Kollels regarding why the Parsha begins with the matter of Eved Ivri, a Jewish slave. It would seem that since Parshas Mishpatim is the Parsha of monetary laws, so introduce the Parsha with the heavyweight sugyas – shor, bor, maveh, hev’er. Damages, theft, and so forth.…

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