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    • Jon
    • 21.10.11 | 13:39 (IST)

    Everything isbeautiful in its own way. I always taught my children that beggars should be seen as opportunities for tzedaka. But...yesh gavul, there IS a boundary. At some point and in some places, the papparazi of the professionally poor could do with some restraint. Being swarmed by schnorers, habadniks asking you to lay tefillin and a host of other intrusive characters does not make for an atmosphere conducive to kavannah. I go to the kotel to pray, to have a transcendent spiritual moment, but not to be transformed into an ATM machine.

    from the article: The power of praying amid ‘schnorers’
    First published 17:58 19.10.11 | Last updated 17:58 19.10.11
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