Ahavath Chesed: The Love of Kindness as Required by God

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Feldheim Publishers, 1994 - Charity - 231 pages
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An invaluable guide to understanding the meaning of the commandment to 'love kindness.'
 

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Contents

Translators Preface 1
12
Introduction
21
LAWS OF LOANS PLEDGES AND WAGES
33
Who Are Obliged by Law to Lend
39
The Order of Priority in Loans
46
Laws of Pledges
53
Laws of Paying Hired Workers on Time
65
THE TRAIT OF CHESED
77
Chesed Secures Atonement like the Bringing of Sacrifices Several Points of Necessary Information concerning Iska Loans
143
The Obligation to Establish a Gemiluth Chesed Fund in every City
148
The Importance of Charity
153
Giving a Tenth to Charity
159
Laws Concerning the Distribution of the Tithe to Charity
163
Details Relating to Profuse Spending on Charity
167
Providing Support to Forestall Collapse
172
Gemiliih Chesed in Lending Chattels
176

Another Reason for the Torah Urging the Pursuit
86
Man Enjoys the Fruits of this Mitzvah in this World while the Stock is Stored up for the World to Come
90
The Greatness and other Aspects of the Reward Acquired through this Mitzvah
94
The Subject Further Explained
98
The Greatness of the Harm Resulting from Withholding Charity and Chesed
103
Why People are Negligent in Performing this Mitzvah and the Refutation of their Arguments
108
The Refutation of the Rationalizations of Ignorance and of the Arguments for Exemption
112
The Evil of being Parsimonious
116
The Excuse of Indolence Refuted The Energetic Pursuit of the Service of God
122
That Man should Strive to Fulfill this Mitzvah every Day
125
The Worthiness of Setting Aside Part of Ones Income for Loans
131
More on the Subject of Chesed
137
How to Act in Lending
180
The Importance of Repaying Debts
185
The Importance of Showing Hospitality to Guests
189
How to Treat Guests
194
The Mitzvah of Visiting the Sick
199
To Arrange Ones Affairs while His Faculties Still Function
206
Chesed to the Dead and Comfort to the Mourners
212
Rabbinic Comment on Gladdening Groom and Bride When the Obligation is Nullified
216
Happy is He that Considers the Poor
219
Chesed by Word of Mouth The Mitzvah of Saving One from Distress
224
Epilogue
229
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