Kupat Ha’ir- Miracles???

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    noitallmr
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    Every now and again a brochure from Kupat Ha’ir, an Israeli Tzeddaka Company gets put through my mailbox with guaranteed Yeshuos for people who donate and loads of stories on how their Tzeddoka is better then others because of all the stories about them. I was jsut wondering, do Yeshuos not come because of the actual Tzeddoka giving? Is this not a lack of Emuna that you just depend on Nisim from this organization?

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    myshadow
    Member

    “how their Tzeddoka is better then others because of all the stories about them”

    They are not trying to say that their tzedaka is better than others, perhaps they just publicize it more than others.

    But whatever works if someone gives tzeddaka to ANY organization, as long as they have the right machsava that in the zchus of tzeddaka they should be helped, hopefully they will get their yeshua

    #627532

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    think of it like this: there a million pesukim and maamre chazal that tell us the reward for a specific mitzva. it’s not a secret. if someone only honors his parents so that he’ll live a long life, it’s not lishma – but he still did the mitzva. “mitoch she’lo lishma, bah lishma”

    #627533

    abcd1234
    Participant

    someone was recently telling me a story of a childless woman went to the Chofetz Chaim (?) and asked him to do something she was crying bitterly and he refused to do anything while she was crying bitterly. so she said fine! she’d do it herself and then he called her back. Ain lanu al mi lehisha’ain ela avinu shebashamiyim. its emunah and the zchus of the tzedakah thats the point and has brought many yeshuos

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    i dont know but the stories in there are amazing and after i read 1 of them i always want to give and sometimes i do

    #627536

    intellegent
    Member

    Does it bother anyone that Gedolim are starting to be treated as celebreties L’havdil? They put the gadol’s picture on their organization’s brochure or on ads in the paper. I find it a bit degrading but maybe I’m wrong.

    #627537

    Bogen
    Participant

    intellegent, Many Rebbes and Rabbonim didn’t allow themselves do be photographed for that very reason. They held it was a form of Avoda Zora.

    #627538

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Bogen,

    Are you saying that they would view amateur and professional photographers as <i>ovdei avodah zarah</i>? That doesn’t sound right. Please tell me that I’m misunderstanding you.

    The Wolf

    #627539

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    i think it’s because people don’t know the limits between “respect” and “worship.” my rav is very makpid not to have his picture all over the place. yes, he’s in pictures at his children’s weddings and stuff. but he got very upset when he was told that his picture was framed in a sforim store. i think they actually agreed to take it down and not to sell it.

    #627540

    Aren’t there halachos involved in the priority of whom to give tzedaka first? Aren’t aniyei iricho kodmim? (the poor of your own city take precedence).

    #627541

    shindy
    Member

    Whenever I see the kupat Ha’ir “magazine” I always wonder who pays for this advertisement, it seems pretty expensive don’t you think?

    #627542

    noitallmr
    Participant

    Good Question shindy. Probably someone donates in order to advertise. After all it is a big Zechus if people look at the advertisement and give money all because of you.

    #627543

    shindy
    Member

    I just got my mail from the mail box and there it is, a kupat ha’ir flier. They are also in my newspaper, stuck in for good measure. I don’t see any advertisements in their flier.

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