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True Kindness

There is a strange expression that we all use. "Gemilus Chessed." Chessed is kindness. Gemilus means to "wean" which is defined as "withdrawing from something." What does weaning have to do with performing kindness?

From here we learn what true kindness is. Helping somebody in such a way that he will no longer need kindness. Example: Giving them a job so that he will not need to ask for charity. Teaching someone to drive so that they willl no longer have to ask for rides. So in effect we must learn to WEAN people off kindness. There are some people who enjoy helping others and would prefer that the other person continue to need help. That is not the Torah way.

[Rav Moshe Schapiro Shlita]


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  • I'm Rabbi Ally Ehrman
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  • I am a Rebbe in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.
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