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Charity — A Biblical Mandate

January 24, 2017

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Dear Friend of The Fellowship,

For both Jews and Christians, the giving of charity isn’t just a tradition – it’s a biblical mandate. Scripture contains numerous verses about caring for the poor and giving to those in need. One passage that has guided us at The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews through the years is Deuteronomy 15:7-8, “If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need.”

Right now, The Fellowship’s focus is to bring lifesaving heating fuel and blankets to those in need through our Operation Winter Warmth campaign. Learn more about this mission and how you can help before time runs out.

With prayers for shalom, peace,

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein
President and Founder, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews® of Canada


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