Joseph Telushkin Quotes

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...ethics is at Judaism's core; God's first concern is with a person's decency.


Jeremiah, like Micah, enumerates three types of behavior that give God pleasure: in his case, kindness, justice, and equity.

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Because Torah study teaches one how to live, the most important characteristic to cultivate in its study is consistency. As long as you set aside time for daily Torah study, even a short period sufficient to learn only two paragraphs, it will influence you.
According to Jewish law, the highest form of charity is to ensure that a person not need it, at least not for more than a short period. Maimonides apparently intuited what is today widely accepted, that ongoing reliance on charity demoralizes the recipient. For this reason, his emphasis is on making loans to the poor and finding work for them.