passover  charity

It is an ancient Jewish custom to give charity
to the poor as a preparation to Passover.

(Code of Jewish Law)

We are all responsible for each other…
The only way we can truly experience the
freedom of Passover is if we share it with others.
This is done by ‘freeing’ the needy from their worries.
(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)

The true joy of the holiday can only be
experienced when we give to others.

The Mitzvah of Tzeddaka – charity – is the
equivalent of all the other Mitzvot in the Torah.
(The Talmud)

Whoever is hungry, come and eat;
whoever is needy, come and celebrate Passover.
(The Passover Haggadah)

During the original Exodus from Egypt, it was
imperative that each and every Jewish person be freed
from slavery.  The same is true in our celebration of
Passover: We must care for all who are in need.

(The Lubavitcher Rebbe)