To my dear friends, the "Lazer Beams" readers, may Hashem bless you always!
As Passover is fast approaching, I would like to share with you a project that is very close to my heart - Kimcha D'Piskha,or Flour for Passover.
As you well know, preparing for the holiday of Passover entails heavy expenses. Many worthy families right here in Jerusalem cannot share in the joy and mitzvah of this awesome holiday because of their severe financial limitations. New shoes for the children are the furthest things from their minds when they don't even have money for wine and matzot. Hosting guests for their Seder night is not even a thought. These families are primarily concerned with how they will feed their children the next day. Will there be even a slice of bread to eat? Will there be chicken for Shabbat?
As the Founder and Director of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva, I believe that helping others is one of the greatest mitzvot in the Torah. This is why I have put the name in my Yeshiva - to stress that sharing with and helping others is of vital importance. I believe it is each person’s responsibility to look out for his fellow brother, for we are truly all part of one spiritual body. In fact, Kimcha D'Piskha, helping to provide our needy brothers with all the basic foodstuffs for Passover, is each person's solemn obligation according to Jewish Law.
My Rebbetzin and I do our utmost to find out which families need help and to give them the needed items and financial support. Many times, we do not have to look far to find such families. Right here in our Yeshiva, are many extraordinary men who have devoted their lives to studying Torah; unfortunately, they can barely feed their families.
Let us recall the famous biblical partnership between Yissachar and Zevulun. By financially supporting Yissachar in his Torah study, Zevulun not only became immensely successful, but he acquired tremendous blessings through Yissachar’s spiritual work. This partnership is as valid today as it was thousands of years ago. Supporting our fellow Jews in their lifelong dedication to Torah is considered in Heaven as if we had done this mitzvah ourselves. We are also guaranteed Divine abundance and mercy in our times of need.
Therefore, I invite you to share in the privilege of this lofty mitzvah. Your Kimcha D'Piskha donation will help provide needy families with all their basic needs for Passover, including wine, matzot, dry goods, fruits and vegetables, and poultry and meat.
What better way to fulfill this important mitzvot than by helping the needy of Jerusalem, including pious and hard-working Torah scholars who devote their lives to Divine service and Torah learning? To donate online, click here. To donate by phone, or if you have any questions or need help, please call us at +1-718-577-2975 or +972-2-532-3339. May Hashem bless you with a joyous and kosher Passover, and a year filled with mercy and abundance.
Yours with every single blessing,