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In G-D We Test.
« on: September 25, 2022, 03:47:57 PM »
Iím pledging $15,000 to Tzedaka this coming year.

Iím currently earning $70k. I have 3 kids and a $1,980 mortgage.

Will I be able to keep this pledge?
Absaloutly. 100%. I truly believe in עשר בשביל שתתעשר                     
and in ובחנוני נא בזאת אמר ה צבקות אם לא אפתח לכם ארבות השמים והריקתי לכם ברכה עד בלי די.

HOW will I be able to keep this pledge?
Thatís a story thatís about to be written tomorrow.

Iíll be back here in a year

#ING-DWETEST

« Last Edit: September 25, 2022, 03:55:02 PM by IGWT »

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2022, 05:40:11 PM »
Awesome, KV"T!
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2022, 08:40:06 PM »
Just make sure thats its truly a charitable organization, if you need help navigating where it should go to PM me I'll gladly help you

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2022, 10:10:08 PM »
Iím pledging $15,000 to Tzedaka this coming year.

Iím currently earning $70k. I have 3 kids and a $1,980 mortgage.

Will I be able to keep this pledge?
Absaloutly. 100%. I truly believe in עשר בשביל שתתעשר                     
and in ובחנוני נא בזאת אמר ה צבקות אם לא אפתח לכם ארבות השמים והריקתי לכם ברכה עד בלי די.

HOW will I be able to keep this pledge?
Thatís a story thatís about to be written tomorrow.

Iíll be back here in a year

#ING-DWETEST
Speak to your LOR, 15k is more than a חומשÖ

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2022, 10:11:43 PM »
Hope you said bli neder....

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2022, 10:30:27 PM »
Speak to your LOR, 15k is more than a חומשÖ

Not if he makes the $150k he's testing G-d to give him this year.
Failing at maintaining Lurker status.

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2022, 10:45:55 PM »
The Rebbe spoke about this.
Shabbos Parshas Nitzavim Vayeilech, 25th Day of Elul, 5743 (1983)
https://www.sie.org/templates/sie/article_cdo/aid/2518353/jewish/Shabbos-Parshas-Nitzavim-Vayeilech-25th-Day-of-Elul-5743-1983.htm


A person, when giving tzedakah, normally reckons up his present wealth, and then gives a tenth to tzedakah ó or if he is particularly zealous, a fifth or more. In this country, however, a new concept has developed. One pledges that he will give a certain amount of tzedakah in the future.

What does this mean? Right now he doesnít have the money. But he wants to give. Therefore the way to do it is to pledge that he will give it within a certain time, when he will have the money. For example, he pledges that every week for a set length of time he will give a set amount of money.

This is the lesson from Shabbos Mevarchim Tishrei. On this Shabbos a Jew has the strength to give tzedakah not only for the month of Tishrei, but to pledge to give tzedakah for the entire year ó a certain amount each week, for example. This pledge should not be made only orally, but should be written and signed.

The lesson for each Jew is as follows: Each person must make a careful evaluation of the amount he can give at set intervals throughout the year ó and give it. If during the year he can give more, he will then do so ó but right now he should at least pledge a set amount. The resolution to do the above should be undertaken on this Shabbos, and immediately after Shabbos he should write his pledge.


see the link above to see the whole Sicha

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2022, 12:12:38 AM »
Speak to your LOR, 15k is more than a חומשÖ
Everyone qualifies to give more than a חומש.

אין צדיק בארץ יעשה טוב ולא יחטא

But that's a moot point anyways, as mentioned above.

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2022, 02:15:12 PM »
So in light of the above-mentioned post and Sicha.. we took upon ourselves a pledge of 18k for the upcoming year (income is approx 80k and monthly mortgage is 3.5k). We spoke about it before R"H, but we formalized it on Erev Yom Kippur.
Today, just 2 days later, we got all-of-a-sudden approved for my HAF application which was denied over a half a year ago (and also the review and appeal were denied) for total value of 48k!!!
#ItWorks!

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2022, 02:56:42 PM »

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2022, 03:00:58 PM »

Ohhh that's where this title comes from.

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2022, 04:29:59 PM »
Many say this applies only to Maaser of grain. Also there may be significant exceptions:






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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2022, 11:35:50 PM »
Anyway, isn't the whole idea to give the tzedaka beforehand and trust that Hashem will increase your income proportionately? Otherwise, what's the big deal? I give maaser now, if Hashem gives me 15 million dollars next year, obviously I'm going to give at least 1.5 million to tzedaka!

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Re: In G-D We Test.
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2022, 12:04:24 AM »
Iím pledging $15,000 to Tzedaka this coming year.

Iím currently earning $70k. I have 3 kids and a $1,980 mortgage.

Will I be able to keep this pledge?
Absaloutly. 100%. I truly believe in עשר בשביל שתתעשר                     
and in ובחנוני נא בזאת אמר ה צבקות אם לא אפתח לכם ארבות השמים והריקתי לכם ברכה עד בלי די.

HOW will I be able to keep this pledge?
Thatís a story thatís about to be written tomorrow.

Iíll be back here in a year

#ING-DWETEST

Looking at houses prices now and hearing about a <$2k mortgage....
Jury Duty: A time with nothing to do but chill and write a TR. Kinda like the beach without a view and an ocean breeze.