In the spirit of Crocodile Dundee...
Chutzpah is when a man kills both his parents and begs the court for mercy because he's an orphan.
That's not chutzpah! This is chutzpah:
"Tzedakah is about our interpersonal relationships, where we give of ourselves to others. Whether it is giving time or money, it is our effort to create a just world. With a focus on giving back to the Jewish community, and creating opportunities for tzedakah, United Israel Appeal... works to further the national priorities of the State of Israel and Israeli society. Special emphasis is placed on advancing weaker communities, nursing disadvantaged and marginalised youth, encouraging aliyah, implementing rescue operations and connecting young diaspora Jews to Israel and Jewish life.
"Operation Protective Edge has had a significant financial effect on the Israeli economy. The direct cost of fighting with current reserve forces was USD$35 million per day. This does not include costs associated with damages, compensation for loss of work and revenue especially in the south, the expected drop of 0.5% in the gross domestic product, and the loss of the tourism dollar in the country as well.
"Experts are predicting a total cost of over USD$2.2 billion dollars as a result of the war.
"Funds that are normally channeled towards supporting social programs have been diverted to the defence budget, conscious of the fact that presently, Israel and its citizens need help from the rest of the world."
From A thought for Israel, adv. placed by UIA Sydney in The Australian Jewish News supplement, Preparing for Rosh Hashanah 2014 (12/9/14)