Welcome to the Keter Yisrael Outreach Website. What are we all about? What are we doing? What do we hope to accomplish? In short, the answer to all these questions is rather simple. Our goal is to help the poor where ever and whenever we are able. Moreover, we ask you, dear visitor, to join us in this awesome (and perhaps never ending) task.
It is Scriptural
Deuteronomy 15:11 says: “Because the poor one does not cease from the land. Therefore I am commanding you, saying, ‘You shall certainly open your hand to your brother, to your poor and to your needy one, in your land.’”
This command is reiterated in Matthew 26:11; Mark 14:7 and John 12:8.
Perhaps one question in the mind of some is: Why should I care? At least one answer is that by personally fulfilling the command on Deuteronomy 15:11 we will be blessed and we will honor our creator. This is brought out in Proverbs 14:21 and 31.
Proverbs 14:21 He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who shows favor to the poor, O blessed is he.
Proverbs 14:31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who esteems Him shows favor to the needy.
Our sincere belief is that when we do ANYTHING to help the needy, we are blessing our Creator and Messiah. This belief is based on Matthew 25:34 – 40. 34. “Then the Sovereign shall say to those on His right hand, ‘Come you blessed of My Father, inherit the reign prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in. 36. I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’ 37. “Then the righteous shall answer Him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see You hungry and we fed You, or thirsty and gave You to drink? 38. ‘And when did we see You a stranger and took You in, or naked and clothed You? 39. ‘And when did we see You sick, or in prison, and we came to You?’ 40. “And the Sovereign shall answer and say to them. ‘Truly, I say to you, in so far as you did it to one of the least of these My brothers, you did it to Me.’”