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Torah Scholar Program

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Torah Scholar Project of Zdaka center is dedicated support torah scholar in Israel.

In Moses' end-of-life blessing to the tribes of Yissachar and Zevulun, he says: "Rejoice, Zevulun, in your departure, and Yissachar, in your tents."Rashi explains this verse that "Zevulun and Yissachar entered into a partnership: Zevulun would dwell at the seashore and go out in ships, to trade and make profit. He would thereby provide food for Yissachar, who would, in turn, sit and occupy themselves with the study of Torah."

Rashi continues: "Consequently, Moses mentioned Zevulun before Yissachar, because Yissachar's Torah came through Zevulun."The Midrash concludes with the statement, "This is the meaning of the verse: 'is a tree of life to those that support it.'" That is, the Torah not only gives life to those who study it, but also to those who support those who study it.

The Rama writes that when one supports someone else who is studying Torah, "it is considered as if he had studied himself. And a person can make a condition with his friend that will study Torah and he will provide him with a livelihood, and they will then split the reward..."

The arrangement whereby one person supports the other who learns Torah and the reward is shared between the two of them has come to be known as a "Yissachar-Zevulun" partnership. This arrangement is valid because it is only through the financial support of the benefactor that the Torah scholar is able to study, for without this support, he would be forced to work instead.

This arrangement cannot be made for other mitzvot. One cannot, for example, sell the reward of putting on tefillin or penitential fasting. Certainly one cannot unload one's sins by paying somebody to accept the punishment...

Just like Zevulun and Issachar made an agreement, we offer you a chance to gain the merit of a portion of Torah learning. Your support makes the greatest mitzvah of all happen, the one that sustains the whole world and brings peace and divine abundance.

If you interesting in a Yissachar-Zevulun partnership with a Torah scholar in Jerusalem please Click here and let us know for how long you willing to be a partner - we will send you all the details ASAP.

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בגודל ענין החזקת לומדי התורה, מובא בחז"ל שרבי מאיר היה משתכר שלשה סלעים בשבוע, באחד היה אוכל ושותה, ובאחד היה קונה צרכי בגדיו, ובאחד היה מפרנס תלמידי חכמים. שאלוהו תלמידיו, מה תניח לבניך לאחר מותך. אמר להם, אם יהיו צדיקים, הרי כבר נאמר 'ולא ראיתי צדיק נעזב', ואם לא, איני רוצה להוריש ממון לשונאי ה'.
עוד מובא במדרש, אפילו אדם שלמד ולימד ושמר ועשה, אם היה יכול להחזיק תלמידי חכמים, ולא החזיק, הרי הוא בכלל 'ארור אשר לא יקים את דברי התורה הזאת', אבל מי שמחמת דוחק הפרנסה לא הצליח ללמוד וללמד לשמור ולעשות, וגם לא היה לו ממון מיותר להחזיק תלמידי חכמים, ואף על פי כן החזיק תלמידי חכמים, הרי הוא בכלל 'ברוך אשר יקים את דברי התורה הזאת'. ומכאן ילמד האדם קל וחומר בזמן שהוא מרווח בפרנסתו, שיש לו להחזיק ביד לומדי תורה, ולהיות בכלל ברוך אשר יקים את דברי התורה הזאת.
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