With the last hamantaschen crumbs finally swept away, we knew what would come next….Passover, matzah and all that goes with it.
Nothing felt better today than making arrangements to send thousands of dollars to the Rabbanit Kapach’s "matzah man" in Israel. Though we have lost track of the actual number of years, we suspect that she has been distributing her Pesach food packages for close to 50 years and if you were to count the number of people in Jerusalem who have benefited, we believe that the number must be high into six figures, perhaps greater. Matzah, oil, nuts and more…the basics for a sweet holiday that is so centered on food that without this help so many people would not experience its joy.
Along with this very special tzedakah "investment", we also completed arrangements for the purchase of thousands of dollars of supermarket scrip which will go directly to dozens of needy families in Israel as well as to several Holocaust survivors here in the United States.
It was really a good day in the tzedakah business. Now-if only I could find someone to do my shopping…