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The Scales of Kindness
Salomon Says

The Scales of Kindness

Make sure that act of kindness isn't at the expense of someone else.


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Visitor Comments: 17

(17) vampirec, October 17, 2011 5:36 PM


it means to be kind with every one

(16) Anonymous, January 16, 2009 4:03 PM

The circle of life, put another way...

Life ideally is about balance. Life is not the stock market, that is, life is not a zero sum game. The ideal is that when one person wins, everyone wins. But often when one person wins, another loses - like the stock market.

(15) devori, January 15, 2009 6:26 PM

how about a husband who is a therapist who agrees to see one patient after another "in crisis" but is rarely home for dinner

(14) nechami, January 14, 2009 8:52 PM

for jennifer regards giving tzedakah

a friend of mine has an easy way to deal with this. at the begining of the month she and her husband make envelopes with the amount they are able to give inside, they seal the envelopes and when the pple come around to collect money she just hands them an envelope and wishes them well and closes the door. by the time they open the envelope outside the door and realize they want more the door is closed and she has done a mitzva with a smile.

(13) Shoshana, January 14, 2009 3:32 PM

Kindness instead of being home to light Chanuka candles for the family

There were two instances when people I knew were doing kindness instead of being home with their family lighting Chanuka candles. Both people are exemplary in learning or doing chesed, but both were out Chanuka night. One was collecting tzedaka, the other was driving a friend to the airport to return to Eretz Yisroel. Since these two people were so "chosuv" I couldn't say anything....

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