Being a gabbai tzedaka, I witness how much money is being given for the upcoming chag and it is REMARKABLE. What makes it more remarkable is that people JUST GAVE HUUUGGE AMOUNTS for Purim and are giving again for Pesach when their own expenses are SKY-HIGH! To compound the amazement, the people giving are very low income with large families of their own.
There is only one plausible, "rational" explanation - the HOLY GENEROUS Jewish heart.
A Jew from chutz la-aretz offered to match all of the money given in my neighborhood yesterday until midnight. The money was flowing like water. I don't know how much it will cost him in the end but he isn't getting off cheap...
It is a ZCHUS to be a member of this tribe!!:-)