Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tzedakah Priorities: Local and Israel


Devarim 15:7 says, "When there is a pauper, from one of your brethren, in one of your gates, in your land which HaShem your Gd gives you, do not harden your heart and do not tighten your hand from your brother, the pauper."

"'In one of your gates' - Dwellers of your city precede dwellers of other cities.

"'In your land' - Dwellers of the land [Israel] precede dwellers of areas outside the land."

(Midrash, Sifri, Devarim 116)

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