Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 Destro  Fri, Nov 9, 2012 8:21:54am

Thank you to Israel. I live in New York. The fact that Israel is helping the relief effort is well known and documented. The downding is for the notion that Israeli help is somehow being ignored by the American press/media.

2 Eclectic Infidel  Fri, Nov 9, 2012 12:57:58pm

Google search "Israelis help in New York" yielded less than a dozen hits.

News sources reporting:

The Jewish Voice:
Israel, Chabad Provide Key Humanitarian Aid to Hurricane Victims

The Jewish Press:
Israeli Aid Missions Providing Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs :
Israelis pitch in for Hurricane Sandy victims

Algemeiner:
Israeli Aid Mission Heads to New York to Provide Hurricane Sandy Relief
Israel Aids Victims of Both Sandy and Ghana Shopping Center Collapse

SBWire:
Brother Michael & Universal Life Church World Headquarters Thank Israel for ...

3 Ayeless in Ghazi  Sat, Nov 10, 2012 4:03:14pm

re: #2 Eclectic Infidel

Your search - "Canadians help in New York" - did not match any documents.

Suggestions:

Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
Try different keywords.
Try more general keywords.

I'm sure some Canadians helped in New York. But where's the coverage?/

4 CriticalDragon1177  Sat, Nov 10, 2012 11:05:27pm

re: #1 Destro

I'm glad they helped us as well. The victims of Hurricane Sandy can use all the help they can get.

5 BishopX  Sun, Nov 11, 2012 8:47:18am

I think it's helpful to recall what Maimonides wrote about charity:

[1] The greatest level, above which there is no greater, is to support a fellow Jew by endowing him with a gift or loan, or entering into a partnership with him, or finding employment for him, in order to strengthen his hand until he need no longer be dependent upon others . . .

[2] A lesser level of charity than this is to give to the poor without knowing to whom one gives, and without the recipient knowing from who he received. For this is performing a mitzvah solely for the sake of Heaven. This is like the “anonymous fund” that was in the Holy Temple [in Jerusalem]. There the righteous gave in secret, and the good poor profited in secret. Giving to a charity fund is similar to this mode of charity, though one should not contribute to a charity fund unless one knows that the person appointed over the fund is trustworthy and wise and a proper administrator, like Rabbi Chananyah ben Teradyon.

[3] A lesser level of charity than this is when one knows to whom one gives, but the recipient does not know his benefactor. The greatest sages used to walk about in secret and put coins in the doors of the poor. It is worthy and truly good to do this, if those who are responsible for distributing charity are not trustworthy.

[4] A lesser level of charity than this is when one does not know to whom one gives, but the poor person does know his benefactor. The greatest sages used to tie coins into their robes and throw them behind their backs, and the poor would come up and pick the coins out of their robes, so that they would not be ashamed.

[5] A lesser level than this is when one gives to the poor person directly into his hand, but gives before being asked.

[6] A lesser level than this is when one gives to the poor person after being asked.

[7] A lesser level than this is when one gives inadequately, but gives gladly and with a smile.

[8] A lesser level than this is when one gives unwillingly.

It's wonderful that there are Israeli's helping in America, but to whine that they're not receiving enough press while they do it cheapens the act. It becomes a transaction, goodwill in exchange to help.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Samsung Smart Home Flaws Let Hackers Make Keys to Front Door IoT is here, it's unstoppable - but manufacturers have got to drop their cavalier attitudes towards securing smart devices. Computer scientists have discovered vulnerabilities in Samsung's Smart Home automation system that allowed them to carry out a host of ...
Thanos
4 hours, 3 minutes ago
Views: 131 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Likes: 1
Comments: 1
: 3
Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Rolling Stones, the Who, and Roger Waters Announce Concert in October. ob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, the Who, and Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will perform on the same billing for the first time ever in October, according to The LA Times. Who is responsible for bringing ...
Thanos
9 hours, 37 minutes ago
Views: 195 • Comments: 2 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Congressmen Think FCC’s Set-Top Box Plan Is Just Like “Popcorn Time” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-Mich.) described their concerns in a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Thursday, as noted by Politico. The letter echoes arguments made by cable lobbyists and some ...
Thanos
12 hours, 45 minutes ago
Views: 242 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
NRA Fired Up Over Military Gun Ban, Too Darn Bad IMHO As if the Pentagon or Joint Chiefs should not be the experts to review this? I don't recall any clamor from the military leadership or those serving over this. The gun accident rate among trained supervised professionals is pretty ...
Great White Snark
13 hours, 12 minutes ago
Views: 398 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 30 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Why the NRA Hates Smart GunsJon Stokes isn't a 'gun guy' but he understand this issue. He skillfully uses the "Assault Weapons" Ban Bill and Hillary Clinton supported in 1994 to make his case in the middle of the article, but I'm going to excerpt ...
Dark_Falcon
2 days, 3 hours ago
Views: 584 • Comments: 12 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94When I was younger I wasn't quite a full metal wingnut but I was close when it came to matters military; and during those days Father Berrigan was in the opposing camp. However even then I recognized that he was ...
Thanos
2 days, 5 hours ago
Views: 368 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Marcus Miller - Metropole Orkest - Edison Jazz/World Awards 2013 Eindhoven 2013 - Optreden van Marcus Miller en het Metropole Orkest tijdens de uitreiking van de Edison Jazz/World Awards 2013 in het Muziekcentrum Frits Philips. Het orkest staat onder leiding van Daniel Jamieson. Eindhoven 2013 - Performance of Marcus ...
Thanos
2 days, 9 hours ago
Views: 600 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Pop Goes the Digital Media Bubble Warning: this leads into the latest Mother Jones begathon, however there are salient facts regarding the state of journalism and digital advertising today before you get there. Look at it this way: A reporter doing even modestly original work ...
Thanos
2 days, 16 hours ago
Views: 750 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Nvidia GPU-Powered Autonomous Car Teaches Itself to See and Steer During the past nine months, an Nvidia engineering team built a self-driving car with one camera, one Drive-PX embedded computer and only 72 hours of training data. Nvidia published an academic preprint of the results of the DAVE2 project ...
Thanos
2 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 812 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
How to Set Up Your Newsroom to Find Breaking News on Social Media | To cover news through social media right it takes a team and some tools. He recommended a three-person team to cover the key platforms on which reports and footage emerge: one person looking for material on Twitter, one on ...
Thanos
2 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 778 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0