middot cleanliness

Memory Verse: "Let no stain or ugliness be found in your possessions or in your home, and surely not on your body or clothes." --Rabbi M.M. Lefin of Satanov, Cheshbon HaNefesh

This middah does not merely speak of just physical cleanliness but of cleanliness on a larger scale - that of the soul.  A person of cleanliness also lets no stain or impurity be found in his/her possessions or home, and surely not in one's ethical walk.

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 This middah does not merely speak of just physical cleanliness but of cleanliness on a larger scale - that of the soul.  A person of cleanliness also lets no stain or ugliness be found in his/her possessions or home, and surely not on body or clothes.

 

 

People who have an attention to cleanliness have a vested interest in the upkeep and beauty of our synagogue and temples; for this middah does not merely speak of just personal cleanliness but of cleanliness on a larger scale.  People balanced in this trait also have aesthetic concerns and seek to maintain the image of the community. A person of cleanliness lets no stain or ugliness be found in his/her possessions or home, and surely not on body or clothes.

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