Aruch Hashulchan

The Love of Hashem

by R. Gidon Rothstein Sermons of the Aruch HaShulchan, Week 15, Sermon 9: The Love of Hashem Aruch HaShulchan opens this sermon by declaring something which was obvious to him but is not so today.  I point that out first because I always find it interesting when cultures of Torah change so much that that which was simple to one ...

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Earning Compassion

by R. Gidon Rothstein Sermon 24: Earning Compassion The Proper Place of Law and Kindness This sermon opens with two sources that seem to denigrate the letter of the law. R. Yochanan, in Baba Metzia 30b, attributed the destruction of Jerusalem to Jews’ having insisted on strict construction and application of the law, and in Bereshit 18;19, Hashem expects/hopes that ...

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