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Why do we give tzedakah (charity) before praying?

Question: I see many people giving coins to tzedakah before praying. What is the reason for this? Thank you, Dovid Answer: Giving charity before prayer is...

Judaism is nice, but isn't it more important to feed the hungry?

Question:  Each year, we Jews spend so many millions of dollars, and devote so much time and energy, to building synagogues, Jewish schools, and a...

If I gave tzedakah for ulterior motives, does it still count as a mitzvah?

Question: Say, for example, I gave money to charity so that people will be impressed by what I gave, instead of donating it...

The Art of Giving

Giving to others is a real art. Sometimes I think it's actually a lost art, which makes State Bank & Trust's recent giving even more special....

Make a Difference

Judaism commands us to serve. Our religion has a wonderful history of teaching and learning, of thinking, talking, and sometimes even arguing. But in...

Money: A Blessing or a Curse?

Money is soul-energy, it represents the very energy of life itself; depending how you use it can either free you or enslave you -- The Rebbe A man once...

Charity - give anonymously or publicly?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? Silent_giver: I am involved with a public service...

Pushka Power

What makes a Jewish house Jewish? Well, there’s a mezuzah on the doorpost and books of Jewish wisdom on the shelves. Guests are welcome, and when a...

Dear G-d, you created many poor people...

Freud never mentions it, but it is common knowledge that somewhere within the human psyche is a little (bearded man dressed in peasant clothes named)...

I need a recommendation for a worthy charitable cause

Wow, that is a tough question! There are so many commendable charities -- both religious and humanitarian, that I don't know where to start. I would...