Yehuda and Tzippy Clapman
Hands that Heal
Can You Help a Yid from the Shchuna?
A Crown Heights family of six has fallen upon difficult times and is facing eviction. After suffering from health conditions, they were saddled with crippling medical debt. These unexpected expenses and trouble with business led to this financial crisis. They haven’t been able to pay rent for more than six months, and eviction papers have been filed.
The Rebbe’s love for every Jew is legendary, and going out of our way to help a fellow Jew was the theme of the very first Maamar the Rebbe taught us — Basi Legani — in which an example of each Rebbe’s Ahavas Yisroel is brought, from cutting wood and cooking soup for a postpartum mother to giving money to a Yid in need before even beginning Shacharis. And the Rebbe’s father, HoRav Levi Yitzchok, literally gave his life for the physical and spiritual benefit of his fellow Jews.
As we approach the holy day of Chof Av, let’s emulate the example of the Rebbeim and put the needs of our fellow Jews on the front burner.
A small campaign is being held today to help this family out of the crisis they are in and to prevent them from becoming homeless R”L.