About kindness / Περί καλοσύνης

According to the ancient rabbis: “We are required to feed the poor of the gentiles as well as our Jewish brethren…”

No one is exempt from obligations to his fellow men. The Talmud informs us that “even one whom the community supports must give to the poor”.

It is interesting to note that, in Jewish tradition, kindness to animals is the purest form of goodness because it is done without any hope of reward.

Leo Rosten, Religions of America, σελ. 144.


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