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Sunday, 14 October 2012 21:38

chesed and truth

Written by rabbi russ resnik

art-truthsignFor the Torah was given through Moshe; chesed and truth came through Yeshua the Messiah. -- Yochanan 1:17

Chesed is one of those rich Hebrew terms that defy a direct one-word translation into English. We often translate it as lovingkindness, which is actually two words jammed together, and not a word we’d commonly say in modern English at all. Other terms are mercy, love, or grace. But perhaps we can get closer to the meaning of chesed by considering it along with another Hebrew word with which it’s often paired, emet or truth. This combination appears in the Torah when the Lord proclaims to Moses in Exodus 34, “Adonai, Adonai, God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in chesed v’emet—goodness and truth.”

Saturday, 14 January 2012 22:06

carried by kindness

Written by rabbi russ resnik

art-carryingson"Giving in the way of chesed requires that we go beyond the boundaries that are familiar and comfortable to us. We have to stretch into chesed or else it simply isn’t chesed." -- Alan Morinis, Everyday Holiness

Saturday, 14 January 2012 21:37

loving-kindness and awareness

Written by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld

art-handoutgloveI work as a case coordinator in a psychiatric group home. In December, a couple who live a few houses down from the home paid a visit asking us if they could give an offering of gifts for the clients. 

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