One is held obligated for a sin if he does not give immediately that which he has vowed for charity.

Why is this? Because there are always poor people.

Rosh Hashana Chapter 1

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22 February in History

In 1732, today is the brthdate of George Washington. Several Jew’s served with Washington during the Revolutionary War. When Washington was elected President he sent amicable letters to different Jewish communities assuring them that Jews were welcome in the United States.

18 Adar in History

Today marks the passing of Rav Chanoch Henoch HaKohen (1798-1870), Alexander Rebbe. He was a disciple of Rav Simcha Bunam of Pshis’cha, Rav Menachem Mendel of Kotzk and the Chidushei Harim.