Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Image In The Pond

Hillel taught that we should emulate Aharon Hacohen. "Loving peace and pursuing peace, loving people and bringing them closer to the Torah"

Aharon viewed all people as potentially good. He did not "write off" someone just because his or her spiritual status on any given day was not at all commendable. He certainly did not compare others to himself or to his illustrious brother Moshe or his sister Miriam. Everyone, he honestly felt, was worthy of his special attention and love. He loved "people" not for who they were but for what they could one day become.

In Mishle--Proverbs-- King Solomon teaches that people react to others like the reflection of a face in a pool of water--a smile draws a smile and a frown yields a frown. Aharon knew that true caring and concern brought a reaction of love in return. He treated and greeted others with kindness and a smile.

Today, when you are confronted by someone who is not as good as they could be -- smile. Say or do something nice to them. Then watch them react positively to your pleasant advances.

It could change someone's life for eternity.


Text Copyright © 2003 Rabbi Raymond Beyda and Project Genesis, Inc.


 
Sell Chometz Online


ARTICLES ON TZAV AND PESACH:

View Complete List

Break Free!
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

The Sandwich of the Future
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5769

Why is this Night Different?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

ArtScroll

Matzah and Guideposts
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5758

Parshas Acharei Mos and Pesach
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

Why Four Cups?
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

> The Importance of Order
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5759

The Great Shabat
- 5773

The Morning to End Our Mourning
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

15 Steps To Freedom
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5757

The Symphony Of Life
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5765

Taking It Personally
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

Looking for a Chavrusah?

This Night
Rabbi Label Lam - 5767

We Were Slaves...
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5755

Command Performance
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5764

Pesach In Command
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5761



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