Maimonides and the Eight Levels of Charity… Shlomo Rechnitz – Hard to Tell Which Level he is…
March 6, 2015
Shlomo Rechnitz and a “Kiddush Hashem”… should he really have even been talking to Larry King? Or should he have deferred?
King: Do you measure [success] in dollars? It’s how you keep score in America.
Rechnitz: As long as you’re doing it honestly and with integrity. I guess the only other gauge is dollars as well, you know, a person always has to establish themselves as an honest person, especially in our religion, we want to sanctify G-d’s name in all our dealings.
What we here at LM are trying to figure out is if you take money not necessarily honestly acquired (or laundered) and you tithe most of it to charity, does it all get clean? Is this a “Kiddush Hashem”?