Charity & Good Deeds

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In Judaism, there are 8 levels of tzedakah (charity/good deeds).  The higher the number, the more meritorious the deed is considered.  Number 7  is, “Giving when neither party knows the other’s identity.”  (Judaism 101)

This is what my friend and quilting sister has done and I am sure without even knowing it.

Several months ago, this friend and quilting sister, did a really big good deed for me.

When offered, she adamantly refused any type of compensation.  What this friend suggested, “Make Christmas pillowcases for the Ronald McDonald House.”  (And she probably forgot until reading this now.)

From fabric purchased during a FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip, for non-quilters), I am ready to deliver 23 pillowcases to the local Ronald McDonald House.

These French seamed pillowcases are easy-peasy to make.  The inside is as beautifully finished as the outside.

I hope these pillowcases will bring a smile to the face of a child who passes through “The Ronnie Mac” House this holiday season.

Some sages have said that tzedakah is the highest of all commandments, “equal to all of them combined.”  So, my kind friend, you did a real mitzvah.  (A meritorious or charitable act, Merriam-Webster)

How is your good deed report card coming along this year?

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