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Chessed; Acts of Kindness

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Marriage is a voluntary institution; a married individual must continually choose to stay with his or her partner. When kindness is abundant within the relationship, the choice to stay together is easy...
The joy that comes from giving is incomparable. It is also a transformative message that can genuinely revitalize our homes...
They wallowed in sand, subsisting only on carobs and water. They exit after thirteen years. What is the first thing on Rabbi Shimon’s agenda?
The door creaked on its hinges as Rabbi Lippman hurried to open it for the band of strangers. The men were dressed in rags and tatters, their beards had grown wild...
My four-year-old son, not to be outdone, offered to collect stuffed animals at his nursery school. Soon, the animals were arriving at all hours and without notice. With each delivery, my daughter beamed...
I'll never forget that guy. There we were, selling lemonade on the side of the road. Twenty-five cents a piece. We had already made a few bucks for a few hours work. Not too shabby. But that guy—well, he just changed everything.
Even though Basia was occupied with supporting her family, three times a week she would make the long trip to visit her husband.
A woman jumped out of her car into the rain and snow. The wind attacked her hair mercilessly. "Do you need help?" She yelled. "YES," I shrieked back...
At one point during the trip, the horse suddenly changed course and took her own route, going back in the direction from where they had come.
Batya Berg: A woman who had no children, but daily cares for 150 children
Batya Berg never had children of her own, but her days are filled with caring for the needs of her young charges. Some of them have no mothers, others are orphaned from their fathers; all of them are bewildered, wounded, and intimately familiar with pover...
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