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Ahavat Yisrael: (lit. "love for one’s fellow Jews"); as enjoined by the Biblical precept “Love your fellow like yourself” (Leviticus 19:18).
A Taste of Text—Kedoshim
On a simple level, loving another means treating them with the respect with which you would want to be treated. On a deeper level, it is the ability to love another, like a father loves a child, regardless of who and what they are.
We all know the mitzvah to love your fellow Jew, but how do you love another as yourself?
Soul Boost for Parshat Kedoshim
What does it mean to love your fellow Jew? Can we really be expected to love - not just be tolerant of everyone we meet? In this first installment of “Love. Joy. Truth.”, we delve into the question of what true love means, and how we can learn to love eve...
Learning Pirkei Avot: chapter 1, mishnah 11-12
"Scholars, be careful with your words. For you may be exiled to a place inhabited by evil elements who will distort your words to suit their negative purposes…Be of the disciples of Aaron: a lover of peace, a pursuer of peace, one who loves the creatures ...
The Twelve Steps: Lesson 10, "VeAhavta"
The tenth step focuses on Rabbi Akiva’s statement: “Loving your fellow as yourself is a great principle of the Torah.” But if the principal of loving others is so important why wouldn’t the 12 steps begin with it? And if we are invoking the teachings of o...
The Kabbalah of Behavior
If you truly love someone, you love what they love. If we really love G-d, we'll love his people.
The mitzvah to love your fellow Jew is a central principle in the Torah. How can we realistically define this seemingly elusive mitzvah, and what practically is intended with turning it into a campaign?
Farbreng, Episode 2
The Torah’s axiom to love your friend as yourself, in essence means to love the other in accordance with their needs and wants—not merely what you want for yourself. (From “Messages”—Season 2, Episode 2)
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