A haughty spirit finds it difficult to tolerate other people's character flaws. The haughty person fails to recognize his own shortcomings. Instead, he focuses on the shortcomings of others. Most often, when we speak ill of others, it is because we are defending our own pride.
The Talmud explains that showing kindness to animals “is a biblical law” and therefore weightier than legal stringencies. For that reason, the sages deemed it permissible to carry provisions to an animal to feed it or to enable it to climb out of a pit on the Sabbath day.
Where Disciples Learn
This year Torah Clubs are studying the Gospels from a Messianic Jewish perspective. Every week Club members encounter Yeshua of Nazareth in his Jewish context. Discover the historical and cultural backdrops of the gospels and be amazed as the teachings of Yeshua snap into focus and clarity. Find and join a Torah Club near you!
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The Torah Portions site follows the passages of Scripture that are read aloud in Jewish synagogues every week. Genesis through Deuteronomy is broken into 54 portions containing a few chapters each. The names of the weekly portions are derived from a Hebrew word in the first sentence of the portion.
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