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US bar mitzvah boy aids Ashkelon
Neri Brenner
Published: 28.01.13, 14:20
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1. Kol Hakavod
Meir ,   Paris   (01.28.13)
Well done to this family! i wish all the americans who had money could do this!
2. yashir koach
Michele ,   MInneapolis, MN   (01.28.13)
I am the mother of 5 Torah observant children and I must congratulate your parents for raising a Jewish child is compassionate to his brethren (whom he has not yet met!). May they continue to have much nachas from all their children and may you grow to fulfill many mitzvos and be blessed in all your worthy endeavors!
3. Thank you Robert
R ,   Israel   (01.28.13)
What a wonderful mitzvah! Thank you!
4. Kol HaKovod Robert
Tova ,   Canada   (01.28.13)
May others do the same on their Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
5. thank you
Nadia ,   Jerusalem   (01.28.13)
6. Loyally chalenged at 13 ,...
split ,   US   (01.28.13)
Education and services in US paid by taxpayers - There's plenty of kids of fire fighters and police officers that died on duty in Sacramento that can't afford a college,... Anyone wonders why there's a reluctance to you ?,...
7. Quite an up-grade!
Joseph ,   London England   (01.28.13)
For our B'nei Mitzva inh the 1960's we tended to get fountain pens and Seforim. Manging to sponsor an ambulance is a very worthy up-grade. Yasher Koach!
8. God bless you kid...
Al   (01.28.13)
9. Robert Leeds
Rabbi Yakov Lazaros ,   USA   (01.28.13)
What a wonderful young man. May G-d bless him.
10. What a wonderful boy !
olim hadashim ,   tel aviv/israel   (01.28.13)
11. Kol Hakavod to Robert Leeds and his family!
Keren ,   IL-BR   (01.28.13)
Goodness is always moving!
12. #6
mark ,   ca   (01.29.13)
"..Education and services in US paid by taxpayers>." His parents pay taxes for education and services.Kids of firefighters and police officers that died on duty , get many benefits(and life insurance), again,at taxpayers expense.Not to be rude, but they made their choice and knew the risk to be firefighters and police officers.
13. US bar mitzvah boy aids Ashkelon
Becky ,   Winter Garden, FL   (01.29.13)
The young man, Leeds, is to be commended no matter in what country or city he lives. It is his money and he has a right to do with it as he sees fit. Other people may feel inspired to give to Sacramento. This man felt inspired to give to no criticism please. He is doing a GOOD deed: Mitzvah. May G-d bless him for that.
14. A modestly dressed mother and sister. How rare.
Rivkah   (01.29.13)
A generous son. How rare. Nice looking family, too.
15. # 12 ,...
split ,   US   (01.29.13)
Not enough to pay for a decent living and education they deserve for their loss. Hundreds of thousands of kids of Iraq/Afghanistan US casualties (dead and handicapped) live in poverty today, we have over 220 000 homeless vets in this country but they can afford a gift to some town on the other side of the world and deduct it from their share of taxes in this country assuming that they pay and fair share ,... You're one selfish @$#% ^*&%$ coming up with those excuses ,...
16. 14 - A modestly dressed mother and sister.
split ,   US   (01.29.13)
No kiddin' but they can't remember where they dwell and to whom they should be thankful for. Of course an over a dozen of you here didn't notice this fact and don't see anything wrong with his choice as long as it suits your tribe and the Goyim pay for it ,...
17. #14 Rivka i am shocked
Haim ,   TA   (01.30.13)
I cant agree the mother in the picture is showing her bare ankels and wrists. I am shocked that she goes around like this flaunting her body. this should not be allowed infact every women should wear a burka i presume you are, as we need to maintain religious morals here.
18. Congratulations on your bar mitzvah, Robert
Cynthia ,   USA   (01.30.13)
A wonderful gesture and appreciated donation for Sacramento's sister city. Your parents must be very proud of you.
19. #15
mark ,   ca   (01.31.13)
You are a moron.Kid spent his gift money and not taxpayers money.And it's a shame that veterans live in poverty but this is fault of the US government .You blame 13 year old but not a politicians? You don't know me but call me selfish? I donate more money per year that you earned in your lifetime. p.s. My taxes are 8 digits per year...
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