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Acts of charity and loving-kindness are central to the Torah way of life. This booklet explores the importance and the ramifications of chesed in the entire sphere of social obligations and human relationships, as well as in the realm of Divine service. Includes a digest of laws concerning gemilut chassadim.


Tzedek & Chessed – Righteousness and Kindness

Gemilut Chassadim – Loving-Kindness

Torah & Gemilut Chassadim

The Precept of Loving-Kindness

Imitatio De-I - Imitation of G‑d

Judaism & Gemilut Chassadim

"Consider the Poor..."

Spiritual Assistance

Some Laws Concerning Gemilut Chassadim

About the Author
Jacob Immanuel Schochet has written and lectured extensively on the history and philosophy of Chassidism and topical themes of Jewish thought and ethics. A renowned authority on Jewish Philosophy and Mysticism, his works include biographies, annotated editions and translations of Chassidic classics and numerous monographs and articles in professional and popular journals. He is rabbi of Kielcer Congregation, and a professor of Philosophy at Humber College, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Published by Kehot Publication Society, Brooklyn, NY, 1967
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December 14, 2010
Loving Kindness
thank you all for your help! I will keep searching.
columbia falls, mt
December 12, 2010
loving kindness
To linda, Columbia Falls. Try Borders online.
Waldorf, MD
December 5, 2010
to get the book on kindness
To Linda,Columbia Falls. At the beginning of the article which triggered these comments, there is a picture of the book and underneath there is a place to click "to buy on-line".
Julie Gold
Manchester, U.K
December 5, 2010
To Linda
The book is published by Kehot Publication Society. However, it appears that it is out of print. Perhaps you can find it on one of the online used book sellers.
Menachem Posner for
December 5, 2010
loving kindness
does anyone know where i can get a copy of this book?
columbia falls, mt/usa
November 15, 2010
I have been giving back for 27 years. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a Consumer Advocate and always try to be kind and help out.
Ormond Beach, FL/USA
March 24, 2010
without kindness there would be no grace

If I am giving help and assistance, suspecting my own selfish reasons are at the root or possibly in their somewhere -
Is the act of kindness nullified?

Do I get 3 out of 10 for trying
Do I get 5 out of 10 for acknowledging
Do I get 10 out of 10 anyway because at the root of it all, the desire to help others is from love, however I dress it up.
Jonathan Bergman
london, uk
February 15, 2010
derech eretz
i must admit i have to agree with this lady
barbara haywood
usa, mi
September 15, 2009
Act of Kindness
A simple act of kindness can give a person such brightness in a day.

A smile or a greeting can make a difference in a person's day.
Jane B. Tavlin
Metairie, LA
January 2, 2009
Derech Eretz
I've had to use a cane these past months. On the subway, women offer a seat way more often than men. Men of other nationalities offer me a seat. Oddly, men in Orthodox costume (black hats or kipahs) ignore me. I'm embarrassed that the other nationalities should see this behavior. Perhaps rabbis should instruct their flock to wear clown costumes outside rather than orthodox garb if they cannot give a seat to a middle aged woman with a cane.
Brooklyn, NY
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