Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Umbrella tzedakah organizations


It is good to create umbrella tzedakah organizations, staffed by people who will honour the expectations of halachah in their work. Classically, Jewish communities did this with a kupah shel tzedakah. However, this is meant to aid the needy, not to hinder them, and therefore a community may not prevent needy people and institutions from engaging in their own collections, visiting the individual members of the community for aid.

(Rav Moshe Feinstein, Igrot Moshe Yoreh Deah 1:149)

Have a great day,

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