Who should I give my Mayseh money to?
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June 23, 2022 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm #2099610
Hi all, BH I made a successful business deal recently and I was wondering who to give my mayseh money to. I was thinking maybe a yeshiva or a kollel but some people are telling me to give to seminaries. For some reason I feel more inclined to sponsor talmud torah in yeshivas etc. as opposed to a girls institution. What’s your take?June 23, 2022 1:11 pm at 1:11 pm #2099678Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Give it to someone who you know does a good job at whatever he is doing. Giving funds to institutions may or may not be efficient, but also does not just provide an opportunity but also increases someone’s power and you are responsible for that.
For example, providing funds for educational purposes either directly to parents or to outstanding teachers, wherever they will be teaching, might be better than giving funds to institutions.June 23, 2022 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #2099706meshuga1Participant
Is your “successful business deal” your lottery (a.k.a. gambling) winnings? If so, you owe $5.25 Mil. (or $10.5 mil. if you give chomesh) to give out.
I would think that opening up your own Kollel would be the smartest idea. You know exactly where it is going to, without any managers taking a cut.June 23, 2022 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #2099704lowerourtuition11210Participant
Ask a shailoh to your Rav.June 23, 2022 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #2099699
If one has a chiyuv, responsibility to pay anyhow, it cannot be redeemed through maaser money. Maybe contribute to publish a sefer where you will have a reward whenever it is used.June 23, 2022 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #2099693Just WonderingParticipant
Me!June 23, 2022 4:03 pm at 4:03 pm #2099682commonsaychelParticipant
Give to the Troller Mosdos being that you are Rosh Hakillah of the MosdosJune 23, 2022 6:31 pm at 6:31 pm #2099752
Ask your LRP for a suggestion regarding some individual ben torah who is on the cusp of having to leave kollel for economic reasons. Assuming you are dealing with a modest sum, spreading it out over multiple mosdos is unlikely to yield a visible outcome.June 23, 2022 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #2099757Zaphod BeeblebroxParticipant
I dare you to come up with 5 recent threads which are NOT troll threads. None of them can have been started by you. I’m curious to see what you come up withJune 23, 2022 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #2099809
I wouldn’t open a kollel or write a sefer, it’s not my style. I would be more than happy to donate my money to a moisod which will definitely enable a yeshiva to operate, with guaranteed zechusim of limud torah.
My question is R.E. seminaries, can you compare the zechusim of a seminary to a yeshiva?
Nice try but no thanks. If you can get a hold of Joseph, he’d love to discuss this over coffee but we’re done here.June 23, 2022 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #2099791The Real TruthParticipant
nechamos yisrealJune 23, 2022 8:06 pm at 8:06 pm #2099834RebYid613Participant
Hi Herman 🥳June 23, 2022 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm #2099881yungermanSParticipant
Give your Maaser money to poor families that could really use the money for real needs of food and things to stay alive. That’s what giving REAL TZEDAKA is the definition of helping poor people out and that’s what best use for Maaser money. Versus a organization has fundraising events and memberships etc…. To raise money for their school or shul etc…. How can a poor person raise money without embarrassing himself?June 24, 2022 7:59 am at 7:59 am #2099909TzefasYidParticipant
Call any frum dentist and ask them if they have a patient that is in desperate need of dentistry but are not doing it because the can not afford it. I have a friend who paid for braces for a 14 y.o daughter of a divorcee’ whose x-husband is a dead beat dad..
This allowed the girl to gain self confidence, as she is no longer hiding her smile, and eventually will help her in shidduchim
Im guessing every dentist has a few situations like that.June 24, 2022 8:00 am at 8:00 am #2099914
If he has a full-time job I will happily help him out. There’s something called hishtadlus.June 24, 2022 9:21 am at 9:21 am #2099953
I did not mean you should publish a sefer but help someone who does. I think Rav Yair Hoffman at
YairHoffman2 @ gmail dot com is publishing a sefer.June 24, 2022 7:19 pm at 7:19 pm #2100177Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
Try lending money for free, Chofetz Chaim considers it a bigger mitzva.
A couple of halachik reasons:
– people in need of loans are more limited in their choices. You can go to multiple places asking for $20, but to get a serious loan, you can only go to people who know you or are willing to do due diligence
– loans are often for people how are temporarily down and see a way to get back on their feet. It is a great mitzva to help thme now before they become totally ruined.
You also have a great feeling of relief when you are finally (after some delays) get paid back, and the other person stops avoiding you. And you can lend that money again!
If you don’t get paid, consider that you finally did what you tried to do to begin with – to give tzedokah. (just do not lend more than what you wanted to give).June 26, 2022 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #2100536
Who should I give my Mayseh money to?
To your bubby
Then it would become a bubbe mayseh!June 27, 2022 1:07 am at 1:07 am #2100551
CA: Oy. Not very funny…..well below your usually high standard for humor.June 27, 2022 8:20 am at 8:20 am #2100582commonsaychelParticipant
@GH I found it quite funny, I had a good chuckleJune 27, 2022 8:50 am at 8:50 am #2100612
@CS: You suffer from a low chuckle thresholdJune 27, 2022 11:04 am at 11:04 am #2100639
Gadolhadorah has different taste in humor, nothing wrong with that, nobody is perfectJune 29, 2022 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #2101606
coffee addict, I think it is funny but not on the other’s plaitzes, shoulders.June 29, 2022 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #2101649
“coffee addict, I think it is funny but not on the other’s plaitzes, shoulders.“
So if it was on my shoulders it would be funny?
I’m insulted!June 29, 2022 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm #2101677
coffee addict, he made a mistake in his spelling and you are making fun of it. The answer is yes.June 30, 2022 8:44 am at 8:44 am #2101757tunaisafishParticipant
meJune 30, 2022 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #2102091
He didn’t make no mistake (yes I understand it’s a double negative, I don’t care) he wanted to be shticky and not pronounce the R
Just btw in YWN WhatsApp status it shows a Jew from Kew Gardens in Queens that won $1,000,000 in a scratch off
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