"To boast of the help you gave a brother in need is to cancel the good of your deed." ~~ Samuel Ha-Nagid
"Draw out your soul to the hungry." ~~ Isaiah (Yesha’yahu) 58:10
"If a poor man comes to you in the morning, give him alms, and if in the evening, give him again! " ~~ Genesis (Bereshit) R.
"You shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your needy brother, but…lend him sufficient for his need." ~~ Deuteronomy (Devarim) 15:7
"As lightning springs out of its concealment in dark clouds to flash through the world, so the divine light, imbedded in matter, emerges through charitable deeds…Thus, through charity, a sort of divine revelation occurs in the soul." ~~ Shneor Zalman
"If you have abundance, give alms accordingly to match; if you have but a little, fear not to give accordingly. " ~~ Tobit 4:8
"Benevolence is kindlier than charity." ~~ Talmud Yerushalmi, Peah
"When there is no truth, there is no kindness." ~~ Nachman of Bratslav
"If you have no means to give to the poor, comfort him with kind words! " ~~ Leviticus (Vayikra) R.
"There is no worse death than death by hunger.," ~~ Mekhilta
"Who declines to endow a scholar with his worldly goods will see no blessing." ~~ Talmud, Sanhedrin
"If the rich could be redeemed from death by charity, every pauper would be a millionaire." ~~ Wallach
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