May 20, 2009

Battle of the tzedaka orgs has a winner for this round!

Rosh Chodesh Sivan is Sunday. Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan is the day for the famous segula of saying the prayer composed by the Sh'lah for the spiritual well being and success of one's children. Because Erev Rosh Chodesh is Shabbos, this should be performed on Thursday.

That also means the tzedaka wars heat up looking for your money.

Here are two ads from today's Yated Ne'eman. The first is the ad from Kupat Ha'Ir, and second from Vaad HaRabbonim.

It looks to me like the Vaad HaRabbonim took this competition hands down. While the Kupat Ha'Ir ad was much bigger - a full page, The Vaad HaRabbonim are offering much more segula for your money.
  1. The Vaad HaRabbonim are saying their people will fast on the day, in addition to the prayer. Kupat Ha'Ir makes no mention of fasting.
  2. Kupat Ha'Ir just says they are going to pray. Vaad HaRabbonim say they are sending their minyan to pray at the grave site of the Sh'lah.
Looks to me like Vaad HaRabbonim wins this battle of the charities hands down!

Of course, we woke up today to find another player as well. At the door was a flier from one of the local tzedaka organizations that they will arrange a minyan of local talmidei chachomim to say the tefilla of the Sh'lah for their donors.... They don't match up to the big boys, but they are local...


  1. i really like how you can outsource tefillah nowadays. although it would probably be cheaper if we sent it to India instead...

  2. Wow, so much planning and strategizing- why not devote this much time and effort to making an actual parnassah.


  3. well, you know what they say..."shlah lachmecha..."

    now, if you want to do tzedakah and know that as close to 100% of your sacred money is being used efficiently and effectively, see:

    arnie draiman

  4. Where in Teveria is the Shelah's kever?

  5. dont know. but I saw on the local email list yesterday someone posted sayign they are going to the shlah's kever in tiberias and asked if anybody wanted to join him.

  6. Does anyone have any idea about if the legitimacy of these organizations? I have a built in skepticism about anyone mass marketing yeshuas but maybe I am wrong.


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