KIDDUSH HASHEM: $47,000 Check From Jewish Community Given To Family Of Fallen Jersey City Detective

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A check of nearly $50,000 organized by YWN using The Chesed Fund was presented on Tuesday to the family of fallen Hero Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals.

In just a few hours hours, the Jewish community raised a whopping $47,000 for the family of Detective Joseph Seals, an 18 year law enforcement veteran and married father of five who was tragically murdered in the Jersey City attack on Tuesday December 10.

Around 1,400 generous donors opened their pockets and donated – to a fund on The Chesed Fund platform – to show their support to law enforcement – and Detective Seals in particular.

This fund was administered by prominent Jewish community activists Mr. Chaskel Bennett, Mr. Leon Goldenberg and Mr. Moshe Wulliger of Flatbush Hatzolah in partnership with Yeshiva World News (YWN).

Attending the event was Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Jersey City Police Chief Mike Kelly, members of the City Council, representative of NJ Governor Phil Murphy, representatives of the FBI, NJSP, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)




5 COMMENTS

  1. Nice, but if we want to make HKB”H happy, we should show Him that we are Not doing these good deeds as a, performance to make a nice impression, which we love to label as, Kiddush Hashem.
    We are being nice to other ethnicities because we inherently love and empathize with every decent Human Being, no matter whether he was born to a Jewish mother or not.
    We are giving this money because we want to help this family’s financial situation, not because we want everybody to think that we are nice people.
    This is how we should be Mechanech our children, and HKB”H will Never-Again bring on any hatred from other ethnicities against us.

  2. It is indeed a Kiddush Hashem.

    I disagree with Ader’s comment, if it means we should care about others for “humanitarian” reasons – which would have zero merit and zero mitzvah. It would not be the ratzon Hashem.

    The only values which are true, are the Torah values. A kiddush Hashem, is a true value. However, doing something purely because it makes me feel good, even if it means doing something for someone else, is no mitzvah, and its like a heart without a mind, which can become severely misguided. But when when the mind follows Torah values, then the heart that aligns with it becomes holy and it elevates the world.

  3. To 613New
    …. humanitarian” reasons – which would have zero merit and zero mitzvah. It would not be the ratzon Hashem. ……

    So when a, Non-Yid, helps a Yid for humanitarian reasons, he is called, “the righteous among nations”, but we don’t have to be righteous. They should risk their lives for us, but if we help them for humanitarian reasons, its not Rotzon Hashem. I wonder if you are the type, that when you find something that your Goyishe neighbor lost, you only return it if you could make a Kiddush Hashem, if not you keep it? But we do want all the Nations to love us.

  4. To ader..
    Regarding what you wrote: “So when a, Non-Yid, helps a Yid for humanitarian reasons, he is called, “the righteous among nations” ”
    Many people can say many things, and just because would call or would not call someone “righteous among the nations,” doesn’t mean he is or is not. You need to see what the Torah defines as a righteous among the nations, if he fits that criteria, yes, and if not, not. That also means, if a non-Jew would do something for purely humanitarian reasons, or a Jew for that matter, that in itself would not grant him to be called “righteous”, as I explained in my previous comment.
    Regarding if I am “the type, that when you find something that your Goyishe neighbor lost, you only return it if you could make a Kiddush Hashem, if not you keep it?” I absolutely hope I am. There is no mitzvah in the Torah of hashvas aveida for a non-Jew, and to claim that there is, is simply not true and against the Torah. There is another reason to do hashavas aveida for a non-Jew, such as to make a Kiddush Hashem, and by all means he’d get a great mitzvah. And with regards to your phrase, “we want all the Nations to love us,” whether the nations love us or do not does not change the mitzvos in the Torah. And it is not relevant if they love us or not, but with regards to our attitude towards them, see that Avraham Avinu prayed that merit would be found for the people of Sodom and Amora to be saved. However, he stayed true to his cause, and did not deviate from that so that Sodom or Nimrod would like him.

    FYI, I myself I’m a convert, in case you think I have some “bias” against the other “nations.” Am Israel is the most loving people out there.