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Giving when you have nothing.

Another aspect to the Sign of "Moshiach not coming until wallets are empty"

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We've seen this Sign means the following:

 

 

  • The "Wallets" of Charity Institutions are depleted as donations go to ("Jewish" but) non-Torah institutions.

  • Personal wallets are also depleted, as people spend everything, with all surplus going Charity (that would also help rectify the negative aspect of this Sign, relating to Charity Institutions).

  • But you're still spending money that you have.

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WARNING

Spending everything is extreme.

The following may be obvious but for the avoidance of doubt:

 

SPENDING MUST BE RESPONSIBLE AT ALL TIMES, SO AS NOT TO MAKE THE PERSON SPENDING NEEDY HIMSELF. HOW DOES THAT WORK? SPEND RELATIVE TO A STABLE SOURCE OF INCOME AND MARKETABLE GOODS/SKILLS, AS OPPOSED TO RELYING ON COMPLETE MIRACLES. CONSULT YOUR RABBI IF UNSURE.

Here's another meaning of this sign:

People have no cash –

But they're still giving to Charity.

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That is, Moshiach will only come when people give to charity even when they have no available funds whatsoever.

How can that be possible?

I n t r o d u c i n g

CREDIT

It has now become normal to use:

  • Credit Cards for all purchasing (even if not in need of the credit)

  • Credit management techniques (such as Balance Transfers) to manage tight cash-flows. Borrowing to pay back.

  • Home Loans, and sometimes this is not even for paying back (interest only).

People can essentially spend even if their bank account is completely empty.

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Giving Charity

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Easily and commonly done.

using Credit

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Extra-ordinarily ambitious – to give away funds that you don't even have. What a merit to bring Moshiach (itself extra-ordinary)!

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Specifically makes the Redemption happen.

How? –

Out of No-Where

Giving Charity means we do an act of material kindness to others.

G-d then reciprocates kindness to the World (= “others” for Him).

The extent of Divine Kindness is proportional to the extent of our kindness:
 

Moshiach is all about revealing the infinity which is beyond the finite world.

 

And the above three extents of Charity all enable this monumental goal, one to a greater extent than the other.

NOTES & REFERENCES

Responsible spending even though donating more than 20% of income to Charity:  Sefer Ahavat Chessed (Chafetz Chaim), Ch. 20.

Giving to charity even until, or even if when, there’s nothing in the wallet: That's the simple implication of Tanya Pt. 4 Ch. 10 at the end.

The extend of Divine Kindness mirrors the extent of our kindness: Based on the principle of "Measure for measure"