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There's a tosfos out there (don't recall where, heard it on a shiur) that there were donations to the Mishkan of gold, silver, and copper. Tosfos comments: a "gold-level donation" is when a young, healthy person gives tzedaka. A "silver-level" donation is when they're older or sick. And a "copper-level" donation is what they leave in their will. Maybe not ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch writes in סימן קצג - הלכות בקור חולים סעיף ו' אֵין לִתֵּן נְכָסָיו בְּמַתָּנָה לַאֲחֵרִים וַאֲפִלּוּ לִצְדָקָה וּלְהַנִּיחַ אֶת הַיּוֹרְשִׁים בְּלֹא כְלוּם. וְכָל הָעוֹשֶׂה כֵּן, אֵין רוּחַ חֲכָמִים נוֹחָה הֵימֶנּוּ, וַאֲפִלּוּ אֵין הַיּוֹרְשִׁים נוֹהֲגִין כַּשּׁוּרָה. אֲבָל אִם מַנִּיחַ גַּם לַיּוֹרְשִׁים דָּבָר ...


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A person who basicaly keeps the mitzvos and has an honest job, but doesn't learn Torah, is called an Am Ha'aretz, see Pirkei Avos ch 2 mishna 6 an am ha'aretz can not be a chasid, someone who goes beyond the call of duty. This is contrasted there by a boor, someone who does nothing at all, upon whim it says will never fear sin. There are many ideas in ...


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At the Shabbos Shuvah Drasha, my rov pointed out that the main requirement is "ameilus" (usually translated as "effort") rather than accomplishment. Some people put in an hour and it would be accounted as "doing more" than other people who spend an entire day at learning. When a person puts in the time that he can and works at it, he gets the schar of that ...


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Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi did a lecture on this and he showed in the Gemara where a Man who did something purposely evil and good still came out of it not only does not get a reward but we must publish to all that the person who lied is a liar. According to the Gemara, in your case the person who sent the text should be publicly denounced as a liar with no ...


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The Ramma in hilchos Tzedaka, Yoreh Deah siman 249 16 says 'the minhag to give tzedaka in honor of the dead during Yizkor is a minhag vasikin and it helps the nishama'. The Taz brings a Beis Yosef in hilchos Yom Hakipurim who quotes a Rokeach who explains that Hashem searches a person's heart and if it would be that the dead person would be alive he would ...


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R' Natan Slifkin examined the issue of transferring mitzva credit to other people, in the course of a broader discussion of benefiting people who have passed away, in a memorial lecture for his mother-in-law, entitled "What Can One Do For Someone Who Has Passed Away?" It is available for download in essay form here. R' Slifkin points out (p. 3) that the ...


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From this article: Some say that since the patient has inspired me (consciously or not) to perform a mitzvah, a commandment, and has caused the one who prays or studies Torah to draw closer to G-d, then the patient has direct merit as a result of the prayer. Another way of understanding this is the one who prays is binding himself to the patient, ...



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