Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Little Gmach, "Loaner"

It's customary in traditional Jewish circles to have a "gmach 
" for all sorts of needs. A gmach is a fund, collection, of something that gets lent out or leased for minimal money. Sometimes it's money lent at easy terms.

I have an extra pair of reading glasses. Friends know about them, and sometimes, like today, I get a call:

"My glasses are broken/missing. Can I borrow a pair?"

It's a very easy, no fuss, way of helping people.


Hadassa said...

Did you know that there is a g'mach for g'machim (I think it's in Jerusalem)? Someone compiled a list to make it easier to find the right g'mach. What a country!

Batya said...

Thank G-d! Remember the good that goes on here. Sometimes we get too bogged down in the bad stuff.