News Brief 1/7/2013, Tevet 25, 5773
Chief Rabbis: Show Our Thanks for the Rain By Helping the Poor
In a letter, Israel's Chief Rabbis, Shlomo Amar and Yona Metzger, expressed their gratitude to G-d for the heavy rains Israel has received this winter season – and called on Israelis to open their hearts, and wallets, to help those who cannot afford to heat their homes or eat properly during the difficult winter season.
“There are tens of thousands of needy people and elderly who cannot afford to heat their homes or properly protect it from the wind and rain,” the rabbis wrote. “Let us open our eyes and search out the needy person from our street or neighborhood who needs our help."