Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Couch From A Gemach

QUESTION 63: COUCH FROM A GEMACH

A friend who works in a furniture gemach (an organization that lends to those in need) called my wife, and said someone wants to contribute a couch, but the gemach has no one to pick it up and no place to store it. The person at the gemach said that we would be helping them if we picked it up and kept it, and that optionally we can pay whatever we want. How do we figure out how much to pay for it? Should it be based on the true value of the couch, or on our ability to pay? Should we have it evaluated by a person who knows couches?

RABBI BELSKY

It's a used couch. You only need to pay whatever - in your heart - you feel you want to pay, or feel you should pay. It's a donation.


NEXT WEEK'S QUESTION 64: PAYING FOR A MIKVEH

A friend of mine went to a mikveh (ritual bath) that costs $2. When he got there, he realized he had no money on him, and there was no one there. Can he use the mikveh anyway, and pay at another time? Does it make a difference if this mikveh is new to him, or is one he goes to regularly?

Participate in the Honesty Forum, and discuss the issues we confront in this class!

Subscribe to Honesty and receive this class via e- mail.

Honesty Archives


Honesty, Copyright © 2002 by Rabbi Yisroel Belsky Shli"ta and Torah.org.


 






ARTICLES ON NOACH:

View Complete List

Language Barrier
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

Taking a Hint
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5766

Noach Did Not Become Wicked, He Just Became Plain
- 5768

> The Ideal Way of Life
Shlomo Katz - 5768

Flooded With Real Ecstasy
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

Great Is Peace
- 5769

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Communication Brings Unity
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763

Not Just Despite, but Because of!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5759

A Wasted Tragedy
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5762

ArtScroll

It's All About Redemption Part II
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5766

A Place To Be
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5775

Free Time
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Hidden Blessing
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5766

No Fear, No Fair
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

Perceptions - Noach
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5769

A World is Built!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5762



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information