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My Grandfather the Closet Mystic?

Question of the Week:

 

My grandfather used to always give beggars on the street a coin, and he would say it is better to give before you are asked. I am now realizing that many of his sayings were actually based on Jewish wisdom, and am researching the sources. Is there something about giving without being asked?

Answer:

Your grandfather was a mystic, even if he didn't know it.

The Baal Shem Tov taught that there is an extra power to charity when you give it without being asked. When the giver initiates a donation, it arouses divine kindness from above even more than when you respond to a request to give. Just as you gave an unsolicited gift, you will receive blessings from above that you didn't even ask for.

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Question of the Week:

My family very much enjoyed being at your Shabbos table, thanks again for the invite. I meant to ask you a question that has bothered me for years. It's about prayer. Does G-d have such an ego problem that he demands his creations to pray to him 3 times a day, telling him how great he is?

Answer:

We loved having your wonderful family over. You should be very proud of them all.

But one thing disturbed me. Your children behaved… Read More »

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