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Compassion is imbued into the very fabric of existence.
Compassion is imbued into the very fabric of existence.
What about when it is the great-grandparents mourning their great-grandchildren? When it is a three-month-old baby in Israel with her throat slashed by a terrorist, or a two-year-old orphaned on his birthday in Mumbai, or the siblings of a nine-year-old b...
A True Story
I was thirteen years old when my life with the Tanners began. It was a cold day in January in the year 1985 when I stood clutching my meager belongings on the concrete stoop of the Tanner family’s residence . . .
I don't understand. Why do the good die young? I have lost a friend who was the best person I know. And I can think of plenty of not-so-good people who are living it up. Where is the justice? Can you make any sense of this upside down world?
What is the difference between mishpat (judgment) and tzedek (righteousness)?
There was a rabbi, a very good and pious man, who wanted to see justice in the world . . .
Kant was certainly correct when he said that the essence of a moral judgment is that it is categorical. That, however, is not the end of the problem of understanding the basis of morality. In fact, it is just the beginning of the problem
Ethics 2:6
Moses, Pharaoh, Hillel, Maimonides and the Lubavitcher Rebbe on cosmic justice, the temporality of evil, the significance of chance encounters and the redeemability of the malevolent spirit.
The entire town would be paying attention to the new rabbi’s first ruling. Everyone was sure to wonder: Why is the law of the Torah so opposite to common sense?
Do the Right Thing
Jews don’t believe in giving charity; they believe in doing the right thing. There are two radically different perspectives on wealth that provide the basis for charitable giving. In the first, whether a person inherited their wealth or earned it through ...
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