Sunset and Mitzvot

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A Mitzvah can be as simple as helping another person out of a car, or walking someone into a store, helping them across the street, or bringing them a meal or two. A Mitzvah can be defined through helping in a non-financial manner. You can volunteer your time in a worthy organization, participate in a running or walking event for charity, visit a senior citizen at home and read to them, help clean up in your community, help at your synagogue, etc.

Help because you want to, not because you feel forced into a situation.

Try to make sure your life is filled with mitzvot, not because you should, not because you feel obligated, not because you are being manipulated into fulfilling mitzvot, but because you MUST, and because you have a deep desire to help humanity in some fashion, with an almost innate humility and humbleness in your heart.

Shabbat Shalom.

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March 2, 2012 – 8 Adar I, 5772


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27 responses to “Sunset and Mitzvot

  1. Shabbat Shalom!

    When teaching children to do “chessed” (related to mitzvot although chiefly for another person whereas a mitzva might be between a person and God), there is controversy over requiring them to do so. I certainly believe it’s a good idea to require it – then as adults, they have the experience, hopefully good experiences, so then they can *choose* to continue to do mitzvot.

  2. Wonderful shot and words!

  3. What a glorious way to end the day — any day! Such dramatic skies and incredible colors! Hope you have a great weekend! Happy SWF!


  4. magicalmysticalteacher

    A sunset like that is a fitting end to any day!

    Cemetery Sky

  5. Beautiful sky.

    Regards and best wishes

  6. Lovely sunset leaning to purple!
    Interesting discussion going on between you and Leora. Since children learn all kinds of things when growing up, why not learn to be helpful and generous? It’s also the example which the parents give through their own life, that is caught (not necessarily taught).
    I’ve seen that with my own (now adults) kids.

    • Yes , Emile. As children, we do “catch” what our parents are doing. We learn by watching and by being taught. We are the best example of what they might do or not do. I, too, see it in my adult children, and my young grandchildren. Thanks fir the visit v

  7. Funny..I was just talking to my husband about this and it is so true and important…I love the colors in the sky…

  8. I found your words to be as wise as your photograph is beautiful.

  9. Beautiful blues, purples, and golds in this shot!

  10. A beautiful sky and a beautiful attitude. Lovely post

  11. Beautiful sunset and really it perfectly illustrates your words as a symbol of a day well lived!

  12. Beautiful layers of colors! Love the purple hues!

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