Tzedakah for Yakov

Yakov, an active member of our Chabad who gave away weeks of his time painiting the New Chabad Educatiion Center; was diagnosed with rectum cancer third stage in June. His treatment includes 8 chemotherapy (2 month), 25 radiation (1,5 month) and surgery after all treatments.
Yakov has not been working since march of this year.
The financial situation is according to the life situation. Now is the time to give Yakov, please donate towards our goal. All funds will be distribute via our Chabad Chesed account.

Thank you for all you help and support and please keep  Yakov ben Rachel Hakohen in your prayers.

On the surface, the mitzvah of tzedakah (the commandment to give) is a very simple one. The Book of Deuteronomy says, “If there is a needy person among you don’t harden your heart, don’t shut your hand against your needy kin. For there will never cease to be people with need in your land which is why I command you to open your heart to the poor and to the needy kin in your land.” According to the Torah there are simply people in need out there, and our job as human beings and as Jews is to help them to meet there needs, to help them live lives of dignity and fullness. It is our sacred privilege to provide sufficient food, shelter, education and care so that children grow up to be productive and healthy adults, so that healthy and productive adults are able to keep the community and their families together, and so that seniors are able to reap a rich harvest from all the years that they have already striven to make our world a possibility.
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Rabbi Sholom Schmerling 
Venice, FL
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