November 12, 2007

No Beggars Allowed at Western Wall

Filed under: Current Events — Reb Moshe @ 7:52 am

Attorney General Menachem Mazuz has ordered the enforcement of a new law barring solicitation of worshippers at the Western Wall.

This is a very sad ruling for the Jewish people. Giving charity while praying is a Jewish tradition from ancient times to allow ones prayer to be accepted in the Heavens. Who are we to stop the poor from asking for help. Already the Jewish nation doesn’t follow enough the laws of giving 10% to charity from their income. Now we should remove another opportunity to do this mitzvah. Instead, these people who made this ruling should be speaking out about the importance of charity. The poor in Israel has increased drastically over the last few years. For many, collecting at the Wall could be the difference between their children eating or not one day.

2 Comments

  1. Disgusting!

    Comment by Asa Yitzchak — November 16, 2007 @ 7:49 am

  2. the aggressive techniques on tourists have resulted in a chillul hashem with people being misled that these individuals are at first acting like friends etc

    Comment by simcha — March 4, 2008 @ 11:39 am

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