Chessed Ve’Emet, a rare find, a true gem! What an amazing opportunity to increase one’s daily dose of kindness. Individuals can partake in countless good deeds to help others is a very special way, increase their learning, engage in a variety of services offered and receive valuable assistance. Truly, a unique one-stop shop for all your spiritual needs.

Chessed Ve’Emet has helped us to connect with our families and friends living in Israel by creating and delivering beautiful gift baskets for holidays and simchas with a personal touch. Their Bayit Chadash store is filled with the perfect gifts for all occasions at exceptional prices. We are always delighted to hear of the progress of the many kindnesses and upcoming projects Chessed Ve’Emet devotes their time and efforts to. In fulfilling the very essence of, “the world stands on three things – Torah, divine service, and acts of human kindnesss” (Avot 1:2).

Thank you for all you do.
With endless blessings for everything positive and good,

Tehila Z., Washington DC metro area,  USA


Nearly 15 years ago I started learning with Rabbi Shear at Ohr Somayach, Glenhazel, South Africa. I recall the humble beginnings of several Chaburahs (group shiurim), especially in the works of the Chofetz Chaim. One of the most stunning observations I have made is that he seamlessly combines his love for Torah with his passion for computers having given “birth” to his teachings via his web and blog pages.  I find him to be “the genuine article.” He has a passion and love for teaching Torah, and an ability to counsel a wide spectrum of life issues and challenges, especially through Chassidus.
May he continue to go from strength to strength!

— Yehuda Yisrael Lieb (South Africa)


Rabbi Shear,

Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate in the Mikvah Funding Project.  B”H, I was able to contribute the equivalent of “x” shekels a month you had suggested were necessary for the 6 months which I undertook in the merit of my sisters and nieces finding their zivvug. Although my contributions will be more sporadic and less significant so that I can contribute to other causes in Eretz Yisrael,  I will, bli neder, link into your site from time to time.  
I would like at this time to thank you for your  responses to each of my donations.  I cannot tell you how many times, answering the needs of individuals from …,  I did not receive an acknowledgement that my cheque was received, let alone an update as to whether the surgery took place,  the fate of the business, the electricity bill that was paid…. Thank you so much for each and every one of the brachas your sent me.  I read them many times over the course of days before deleting them.
I wish you hatzlacha rabba in all your endeavors. 
With blessings,


Dear Rabbi Shear

Our Batmitzvah girls had their ceremony on the 16 August and presented the message of the Blessings of the Sun.  It was a wonderful celebration enjoyed by all and I know you would have been very proud of them had you been present.  We all thank you once again and wish you and your family a Shana Tova and may you know only happiness and blessings and continue to enlighten everyone around you.

— D.L.


Asking for help has never been easy. It’s even more difficult when you live far away from other Jews. I was opening the package containing the Shofar literally with tears in my eyes. I’ve been grateful to Hashem Yitbarach for His blessing of friends who had come forward when their help was needed most. There are no words to express my gratitude to all the people who helped me and my family to obtain a Shofar. I am especially grateful to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Shear whose generous support, encouragement and active intervention have been instrumental to success of the cause. Their warmth and concern for less fortunate fellow Jews but also their infectious zeal for help made me feel again that somewhere in the world there are people who care. 

— J.N.

(We did not succeed, but Baruch Hashem, he did indeed find someone!)

I have found this site and the Rabbi to be wonderful resources.  Even though I have not been blessed with meeting my Bashert yet.

Rabbi Shear has been absolutely wonderful in assistance.  At times when I found this to be extremely frustrating and thinking this is futile and to just give up on the entire process, the Rabbi has (only through emails) helped me to realize that this is normal for many and sadly for too many it takes much work, effort and emotions.

Rabbi Shear and I have had several email discussions on why we think/feel this is such a difficult process in modern times.  Possible things to help fix what appears to be broken in some ways.   I give R’ Shear a lot of credit in his determination in trying to overcome and resolve some of these issues in modern day matchmaking.”

– Yosef


My wife and I recently visited Israel for the very first time in our lives.  We were extremely fortunate to have Eliyahu and Shoshanah available as our extremely well-informed guides in Jerusalem.  Shoshanah is my cousin, and this was our first meeting with her husband, who is extremely easy to get along with and down-to-earth.  When it comes to explaining the amazing artifacts in Jerusalem his knowledge of history and of Jewish customs and religious information is second to none.  

The great advantages having these two show us around became very apparent in our travels around Jerusalem.  It would have been totally impossible for us to negotiate the city buses without them.  With minimal or no knowledge of Hebrew we would not have been able to see any of the historic sites without going on commercial tours or employing an expensive tour guide.  

Traveling on the city buses not only was a very inexpensive way to travel but gave us the opportunity to see the local people firsthand.  We were able to visit a private Jewish home in the middle of the Muslim quarter, which was a fascinating experience.  Visiting the Jewish holy places, with Eliyahu was an amazing educational experience, and I feel that both my wife and I were very blessed. 

— Norman Samuels MD