Monday, May 17, 2010

Chesed and Din: Generosity and Justice


"A person must have these two traits, Chesed [unlimited generosity] and Din [measured justice], meaning that for Divine matters he must use Chesed to ascend ever higher, without limit, and to be involved only in Torah and service, whereas for physical matters, for eating and other matters, he must use Din and not pursue fulfillment of his desires."

(Vilna Gaon, Aderet Eliyahu to Ruth 1:1)

Have a great day and Chag Sameach,

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