Condolences on the passing of Michael Jacobs father of Cy Jacobs and Jason Jacobs     Condolences on the passing of Dr Errol Papert brother of Beverley Manning and Lana Nathan.     Condolences on the passing of David Suchard husband of Minette Suchard, father of Dean Suchard, Rowan Suchard and Debbie Zetisky, brother of Rabbi Suchard and Shelley Defries.     Mazeltov to Dina daughter of Rabbi Yossi and Tziporah Orkin on the occasion of her engagement to Yossi Zimbler and mazeltov to the Zimbler family.    Condolences on the passing of Rosalind Sherman mother of Russel Sherman     Condolences on the passing of Esther Blacher mother of Jodiv Davidowitz, Merle Kenner and Gilda Ayers.     Condolences on the passing of Pierre Edery husband of Debbie Edery, father of Chad, Kyle and Chloe Edery, brother of Jack Edery     Condolences on the passing of Esther Blacher mother of Jodiv Davidowitz, Merle Kenner and Gilda Ayers.     Condolences on the passing of Lilie Singer mother of Elaine Fienberg.     Condolences on the passing of Michael Lakofsky brother of Barbara Wachsberger.     Mazeltov to Simon and Candice Kuper on the birth of son and mazeltov to grandparents Norman and Diane Geller.    Mazeltov to Lance and Erin Schapiro on the birth of a son.    Mazeltov to Jonathan and Michal Zinman on the birth of a son and mazeltov to grandparents Harold and Aileen Zinman.    Condolences on the passing of Edilene Kantor mother of Beverley Brittany     Condolences to Selwyn Burstein on the loss of his Step-Mother Lorraine Mc Cauley.
Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

Dvar Torah by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin

The Torah states: “This is my God, and I will glorify Him” (Exodus 15:2).

What is the practical application of this verse?

The Talmudic sage, Abba Shaul, commented that it means “Emulate Him. Just as God is compassionate and merciful, so too, you should be compassionate and merciful” (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 133b).

The Talmud (Shabbos 133b) writes in reference to this verse, “When you do G-d’s mitzvot (commandments), glorify the mitzvah. Have a beautiful succah, a beautiful lulav, a beautiful shofar, beautiful tzitzit, and a beautiful Torah scroll.” We find the same concept in reference to charity. Rambam writes, “When you give food to a hungry person, give him your best and sweetest food. When you give a needy person clothes, give him your best clothes” (Hilchos Isurai Mizbaiach 7:11).

A poor man once came to Rabbi Seligman Baer Bamberger, Rabbi of Wuerzburg, while he was in the middle of a Talmudic lecture and told him that he needed shoes. Rabbi Bamberger interrupted his lecture and brought a pair of his own shoes for the needy person. One of the students remarked to Rabbi Bamberger that the shoes he gave away were just recently bought and were the best he owned. “Why didn’t you give him an old pair?” asked the student. “The poor man already has torn shoes. I should give him only the best,” was the reply. (Jewish Leaders, p. 194, footnote)

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