Saturday, July 3, 2010

Michah's Three Principles of Judaism


Michah 6:8 instructs us that Gd expects of us to, “Practice justice, love generosity and walk privately with Gd.”

On this Rav Yaakov Ettlinger commented:
“Michah specified three actitvities, representing three types of mitzvot: Between Man and Gd, between Man and Other, and between Man and Self.

“Between Man and Self – Practice justice, meaning to weigh all of one’s deeds to ensure that they are just, and he has no corruption in his hand.

“Between Man and Other – Love generosity, meaning providing acts of generosity between himself and another.

“Between Man and his Creator – Walk privately.”

(Aruch l’Ner to Makkot 24a)

Have a great day,

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