Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Mitzvos Relating to our Fellow Man

22: Loving Every Jew

"Love your fellow Jew as yourself." (Vayikra 19:18)

The command to love our fellow Jews as ourselves includes caring for our fellow Jews' physical needs, their honor, and their possessions (Rambam, Hilchos Dei'os 6:3). Thus, there are three parts to the mitzvah: 1) thoughts of love, 2)speaking praise, and 3)actions on others' behalf.

The Rambam further states, "One must relate his friend's praises and be considerate of his money just as he is considerate of his own money and wants to be honored himself"(ibid.).

This mitzvah is called the Great Rule of the Torah, because it encompasses all of the other mitzvos (Rashi, Vayikra 19:18).


Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 


ARTICLES ON MIKETZ AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Learning His Lesson
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5765

What A Pity!
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5760

Chanukah Oil: A Real No-Know
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

“So you Think You’re The Man, Alexander?” (Insights for Chanukah)
Jon Erlbaum - 0

Who Is the Real Mother?
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

Miketz - Preparing for the End
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5774

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Performances and Customs
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

"Your Servant, Our Father"
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5775

Outstanding Credit Wine
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5761

> Sharing The Pain
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5775

Salvation: Express Lane
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5768

The Good Times are Rolling
Rabbi Label Lam - 5763

ArtScroll

Tightening the Hellenistic Screws: A History of Chanukah, Part I
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5774

Time Study
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5766

Yiras Shomayim: The G-d-fearer
Rabbi Osher Chaim Levene - 5767

Turning Points
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5760



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information