Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Mitzvos Relating to our Fellow Man

22: Loving Every Jew

"Love your fellow Jew as yourself." (Vayikra 19:18)

The command to love our fellow Jews as ourselves includes caring for our fellow Jews' physical needs, their honor, and their possessions (Rambam, Hilchos Dei'os 6:3). Thus, there are three parts to the mitzvah: 1) thoughts of love, 2)speaking praise, and 3)actions on others' behalf.

The Rambam further states, "One must relate his friend's praises and be considerate of his money just as he is considerate of his own money and wants to be honored himself"(ibid.).

This mitzvah is called the Great Rule of the Torah, because it encompasses all of the other mitzvos (Rashi, Vayikra 19:18).


Text Copyright 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.


 

ARTICLES ON NASO:

View Complete List

A Promise of Good Will Not Be Retracted
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

In the Wilderness
Shlomo Katz - 5768

A Lesson in Community Service
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

More Precious Than Pearls
Shlomo Katz - 5766

Blessings from Zion
Shlomo Katz - 5767

How Much Do You Love the Torah?
Shlomo Katz - 5762

ArtScroll

With Love
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5766

The Source of All Blessing
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

Giving is Receiving
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5759

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Learned From Their Mistakes
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5764

The Missing 18 Months
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5762

Building On The Positive
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

> Lessons Learned From Gifts of the Nesiim
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756

Levi Genes
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5766

Ditto
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5757

Bringing Joy to G-d and Man
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5763



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information