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Shikchah: The biblical mitzvah obligating a person to leave for the poor sheaves of grain that he had forgotten to harvest.
Certain opportunities exist that are so sublime that they cannot be evoked through a conscious act. They are so holy that we do not have the power to make them happen. They have to come along on their own.
It is forbidden to collect a forgotten "Omer" of grain in the field
Deuteronomy 24:19 "(When you reap your harvest in your field) and you have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it" When we reap our harvest and forget an "omer", which is a sheaf of grain, we may not go back to fetch it. We must l...
Leaving a Forgotten Sheaf while Reaping
Deuteronomy 24:19 "If you have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to fetch it, it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless and for the widow" Even after the reaping in the field has been concluded, there is still another opportunit...
Leaving Produce for the Poor
Chp. 19 verses 9 - 14: Leaving produce from your field and vineyard for the poor. Not to steal, deal falsely, or lie. Not to swear falsely or profane G-d's name. Not to oppress your neighbor or withhold a workers wages. Not to curse a deaf person and not ...
We all need to improve. We all have failings that hold us back, but that’s not a reason to label ourselves in relation to our Judaism.
Ruth was a Moabite princess of very fine character, who became the great-grandmother of King David. She was dissatisfied with the idol-worship of her own people, and when the opportunity arose, she gladly gave up the privileges of royalty in her land and ...
A story of "riches to rags." A woman who sacrificed all in order to cleave to the G-d of Israel -- and the reward she earned for her courage.
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