Engaging in repentance, prayer and charity improves our chances of being blessed with a favorable judgment for this coming New Year.

In the fifth chapter of Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers, we are taught that there are four types of donors to charity, the most praiseworthy being the individual who wants to give and would like others to give as well. That person is referred to as a chassid, a pious individual.

To learn more about the intrinsic value of not only acting charitably, but also encouraging others to do the same, print out both the fifth and sixth chapters of Ethics of the Fathers this afternoon and join thousands of fellow Jews around the globe who will be enjoying an uplifting experience and inspired discussions this Shabbat.