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Forty years later, we still disagree about tithing.

I know tithing is important for God’s blessing on my family finances. However, my husband refuses to tithe.  Before the Covid curse overtook our country, he had, finally, begun to give  $50 per week, some weeks. I begged him for most of our 40-year marriage to tithe. He has always said we cannot afford to …

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I want to be smart in my charitable giving. Can you help?

Dear Rabbi and Susan, I have a question for you and I hope you can guide me through with ancient wisdom. Let’s say that  I have decided to donate  a certain portion of my income to charitable causes… So one day while standing in the pharmacy I see a person in need to get medicines …

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How should I deal with panhandlers?

Question: What is your philosophy on panhandlers and what would you recommend one do when the city you’re in encourages people to put their money in change machines (they look like parking meters) supposedly for the purpose of helping the poor instead of giving to panhandlers directly? John Answer: Dear John, May we answer the …

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Good Christians: Bad Christians – Originally published on Aug. 26, 2009

Sunday’s paper had a complimentary article about Richard Stearns, head of the Christian World Vision organization, known for tackling issues of worldwide poverty. It described Mr. Stearns’ transformation as a young man from agnosticism to committed Christianity and how his religious principles spurred him to leave a successful corporate position and use his skills for …

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