The Torah commands: If there will be among you a needy person, from one of your brothers in one of your cities… you shall not harden your heart, and you shall not close your hand from your needy brother. Rather, you shall open your hand to him…” (Deut 15:7)
Our Sages extol: Charity is equal to all of the mitzvot. Great is charity for it hastens the Redemption. (Bava Basra)
Rabbi Yitzchak Meir, along with his wife and three boys, are members of our community. Due to immigration restrictions, Rabbi Yitzchak Meir can’t work or even travel outside of the immediate area to raise funds. In fact, he was recently detained by Immigration for over a month and now needs your assistance that much more to pay for basic sustenance and living expenses, past-due rent and utilities, and loan obligations.
Through the mitzvah of charity, may we merit the immediate Redemption!