SUPPORT OUR OWN TORAH LEARNING ONLINE
Friends – we need your help! Please support us by making a contribution to assist Torah study,. Please donate to Torah Scholar or assist in donating Torah books. A Paypal button is supplied below this introduction for you to use to make a contribution- in any way you can…
Did you know? Chessed Ve’Emet is involved in online Torah teaching to people around the world! While our fees are modest – different currencies convert our amounts to values relative to each country. Certain countries in the world – such as South Africa – pay almost 4 times the rate shown on our site (Dollars to Rands) which is a considerable sum for anyone! Due to this, when possible, we try to accommodate those living elsewhere to pay amounts that are affordable in *their* countries! As a result, we lose out on the income we could be making for our own country (Israel.) We can only do this because there are donors out there – like yourself – who are prepared to subsidize a session making it affordable for those in need.
We ask you – here – if you are able to – to take a part in subsidizing the Shiurim we give. Your giving allows us to continue to teach others at a rate they can afford while we accept that money from donors who assist us. Our current rate for individual tutoring is ₪200 per hour. If you would like to assist in sponsoring one session (or breaking the amount over a subsidized amount over a few sessions) please make a donation to this amount. If you cannot afford this, please select an amount you can afford by clicking the arrow on the right side of the button below and choosing an acceptable amount.
Remember – your donation allows us to continue learning – and TEACHING Torah to those who would like to learn. You have the merit of supporting real Torah study – as the learning takes place!
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THE SUCCESS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE
The success of the Jewish people is balanced with a variety of “personality” types. As the Torah teaches with regards to the Four Species, there are some with smell (good deeds) but lack taste (Torah study), some with taste but lack smell, some with both, and some who lack both. But all four are needed for a Kosher “set.”
While many succeed in the world of business, others are more inclined to the world of the study of Torah. Their days are spent involved in learning the Torah – and teaching it to others. The general Kollel system does not allow for the luxury of simply learning all day and night and being paid enough to support oneself. Sadly, those involved in full time learning may not be paid enough to cover their full time costs.
Many may think this to be the correct way of things. A Kollel should indeed be a place of learning and not one to enter “for the sake of business.” But what of a genuine Jewish man who wishes to concentrate his efforts on spiritual growth, but lacks the financial means to do so?! Wouldn’t it be a loss to all, were this person to spend his life sweeping the street, when he may well be able to offer so much to the world through his learning and teaching? (See “17 Tammuz – What it is… what it can be” for a fascinating story about Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.)
The Kollel student enters the Kollel to have the chance of growing and spending his days involved in learning about important life values – which may well be lacking in the every day world in which we find ourselves. But he does not necessarily keep this information to himself. Being privileged to learn, means he is also privileged to be able to share this with others – those who lack the time and “head-space” to devote to the rigours of what full time learning is really all about.
USING MAASER MONEY TO SUPPORT TORAH
“One may give Maaser funds to poor Talmidei Chachamim so they will learn in the merit of one who is sick – that he have a Refuah Sheleimah – or in the merit of one who departed this world – that the Neshamah should have an Aliyah”
(The Laws of Tzedakah & Maaser by Rabbi Shimon Taub citing the Ksav Sofer Yoreh Deah Simon 112)
“One is permitted to use his Maaser funds to buy Sefarim for Yeshivos, shuls, or other institutions where learning takes place as that also constitutes Hachzakas Torah (support of Torah)”
~ The Laws of Tzedakah and Maaser by Rabbi Shimon Taub – citing the Chatam Sofer – Yoreh Deah Simon 245
“There is no greater Mitzvah than to provide holy books to those who study Torah.”
Make a donation of any amount to help a Torah scholar purchase books to learn from.
This page is devoted to a major project aimed at uniting those who truly want the Torah scholar to succeed in his learning – as much they wish to take part in the opportunity of one day receiving help and guidance from that very same Torah scholar. After all, without those involved in full time Torah, each one of us will lack the opportunity to ask from those who are learned, because none will have had the opportunity to learn properly.
We encourage you to give generously. But more than this, to become a regular supporter to this project. To become a partner! Your money will not be going on paying him for his learning as such. For this, he has no interest. But rather, your money will be going to contribute to his very life – so that he can purchase food for the month, pay his rent, electricity, water and any other necessary bills. In short, you are taking an active part in the very life of this man – and his family – giving him the opportunity to learn what the Torah wants from us all, and to be able to impart this to the rest of us when we need his help.
Become a regular giver so that those involved in learning, may continue this way throughout their lives without the worrying burden of earning a living.
“If there is no flour, there is no Torah” (Pirkei Avot 3:21)
Learning is done by Torah scholars in Jerusalem, “For out of Zion, Torah will go forth, and the word of Hashem from Jerusalem!”
REAL LIVING COSTS
Your money will be going to support a Torah Scholar living in Jerusalem. Should you wish to know the real basic costs involved in living in Israel, including basic rentals, electricity, water etc. and you are ready to become a keen contributor, feel free to be in touch with Reb Eliyahu directly to learn more about the real costs of living in Israel.
If you would like to speak with one of the Torah Scholars in particular – to whom your money will be going, please contact Reb Eliyahu in order to set up a meeting or for contact details.