A Hard Luck Story

RabbiAriel5740: there is an extremely unfair law in Minisota in regards to non-custodial parents
RabbiAriel5740: they must pay more than 400$ a month even if they are not working
RabbiAriel5740: there is a woman in Arizona right now who lost custody of her youngest daughter to her ex because she didn’t file on time at that time and didn’t have money to hire a lawyer to fight the case
RabbiAriel5740: and now she was sick and had surgery
RabbiAriel5740: and wasn’t able to pay this child support for few months
RabbiAriel5740: and didn’t find another job yet (she is a nurse but she quite her job to be able to qualify to have surgery covered by state insurence)
RabbiAriel5740: now she can be imprisoned
RabbiAriel5740: she was interested in converting to Juddaism
RabbiAriel5740: 7 years ago
RabbiAriel5740: when she was 1st in contact with me
RabbiAriel5740: before she even did that she convinced some Jews in Atlanta area to close store on Shabbos
RabbiAriel5740: ( i had her open the Igrot Koiidesh opnline and the Rebbes letter specificly mentioned the great merit of causing Jews to keep Shabbos this was after she told me about this )
RabbiAriel5740: short time later
RabbiAriel5740: we lost contact
RabbiAriel5740: she had financial problems
RabbiAriel5740: at that time and didn’t even have internet
RabbiAriel5740: and phone part of the time and had to live with roomate
RabbiAriel5740: to be able to pay child support
RabbiAriel5740: now she contacted me some time ago
RabbiAriel5740: found my email from a mutual friend
RabbiAriel5740: and says she converted
RabbiAriel5740: about a year ago after studying for a year
RabbiAriel5740: in some conservative temple in minisota
RabbiAriel5740: and she moved to Arizona because Minisota was to cold for her
RabbiAriel5740: she ran out of money to the point of not havign money for car insurance and food for Shabbos
RabbiAriel5740: so i clicked her some money
RabbiAriel5740: i called
RabbiAriel5740: Chabad in Tuscon
RabbiAriel5740: and they told me they recently were robbed and can’t help her
RabbiAriel5740: but she should try Jewish Family Services
Luzdedos1: can i blog this?
RabbiAriel5740: that is why i immed you
RabbiAriel5740: i’d like you to interview her
Luzdedos1: oy, i dont have time, but i’ll publish your comments above
RabbiAriel5740: may be you can include my paypal button – donate@bostonchabad.com
RabbiAriel5740: so people can donate
RabbiAriel5740: because thus far i sent her total of $156
RabbiAriel5740: from my own funds
RabbiAriel5740: and she is trying to look for a job
RabbiAriel5740: but she didn’t find it yet
RabbiAriel5740: and she was reluctant
RabbiAriel5740: to accept the money
RabbiAriel5740: till i told her to look in Kitzur Shulchan Aruch
RabbiAriel5740: where it says that whoever needs tzdaka but is too proud is spilling his own bloood

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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