June 26, 2006

by Reb Yudel
People who need peoplehood

The elderly man leaned in close, his message urgent. “You see this suit?” he asked, fingering his lapel. “Syms, $125. Believe me, I could afford a $900 suit. But what I don’t spend on suits I can give to Israel. Young people? They don’t care. Doctors, lawyers. I ask them to help out, and they give me $1,800, that’s it. In my day, you supported Israel — no questions. Now some federations give 40, 30 percent to Israel and the rest for the local things. I swore I’d never give unless at least half went to Israel.”
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