Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The value of kindness, regardless of who performs it


"Acts of kindness are compared to spices… Even those who travel an outlaw path are still an orchard of pomegranates, filled with mitzvot like pomegranates…

"Kindness is not like the Torah's mitzvot, which are compared to oil… Oil has no scent of its own, but only absorbs scent from its environment… while spices are not so, but have the same scent regardless of who bears them."

(Netziv, Haamek Davar to Bamidbar 24:6)

Have a great day,

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