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Faydra / Jerusalem - Posts
While we live - happily, I might add! - in the Galilee, there's nothing like Jerusalem.
And one of the city's most fascinating aspects is its street life.
Part of Jerusalem street life is the presence of little boxes.
Little boxes attached here and there, easy to miss, unobtrusive, sometimes with a handpainted sign "matan beseter" - hidden or secret gifts.
These boxes are for charity. I guess someone opens them - I've never seen it. But I have seen people hurrying by, dropping money into them. They are there for people to give the high level of charity, where neither the giver nor the recipient know each other.
To think that people seek such anonymity, such that even the distributor in the middle does not know where the money comes from! No dinners of honor. No slips for income tax. No pink ribbon.
No one knows you gave.