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Monday, 26 August 2013 08:36

chesed in action

Written by rabbi russ resnik

art-tuffChesed or loving-kindness is an essential human attribute, but it’s first of all a divine attribute. If we want to cultivate chesed, we should pay attention to how Hashem exercises it. And God’s chesed is on display at the conclusion of the Haftarot of Comfort, the passages from Isaiah that we read during this period between Tisha B’av and Rosh Hashanah.

Sunday, 14 October 2012 12:26

chesed and forgiveness

Written by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld

art-forgiveIn his commentaries in both the Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur Koren Machzorim Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks speaks of the God who “creates us in love and forgiveness, who loves and forgives, and asks us to love and forgive others.” Love is so often found side-by-side with forgiveness in discussions of God’s relationship with us.

Sunday, 15 July 2012 13:19

loving-kindness in action

Written by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld

art-gasstationMy maternal grandfather is often one of the least effusive people I know. He has a big white beard and it is rare that one can get a sense of what’s going on under there at any given moment. Affectionate would not be the first word that comes to mind when I think of him. At the same time I can safely say he is the kindest man it has ever been my privilege to know.

Sunday, 15 April 2012 15:10

do a chesed

Written by rabbi benjamin ehrenfeld

art-dokindnessThere was an older gentleman I used to to interact with fairly regularly at a Rabbi Nachman shiur I used to attend.

Monday, 16 May 2011 00:00

kosher righteousness

Written by rabbi michael schiffman

art-openwisdomRighteousness, in its simplest form, is doing the “right” thing.  It can be argued that observing the mitzvot is practicing righteousness, and it certainly does lead us into righteousness, but its more than simple observance.  It’s about attitude when we do a mitzvah.

Friday, 12 November 2010 10:46

righteousness as thoughtfulness

Written by rebbetzin malkah

art-run2A person running to do a mitzvah can destroy the world on his way. -- Rabbi Yisrael Salanter

Perhaps one of the hardest things to attain is righteousness.  We strive to pursue that which will bring heaven on earth; yet at the same time, we sometimes disregard those around us or hurt our fellow man in the process.  How is this righteousness?  The mere truth is that it isn't. 

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