Friday, September 2, 2016

His Needs, Which He Is Lacking



It is written, “You shall lend him sufficient for his needs, which he is lacking” [Re'eh 15:8]

Rashi points out: “Even a horse to ride on and a servant to run before him.” 

In his book Ayelet HaShachar, the gaon Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman Shlita notes that this passage deals with honor, not financial need.

This means that the mitzvah also consists of demonstrating honor to someone if honor is what he lacks.

A person once paid a visit to the home of the Chazon Ish. Upon leaving, the Chazon Ish accompanied him all the way outside, despite the fact that the person in question did not merit such honor. The Chazon Ish explained that it was precisely honor that he was lacking.

Source: Rabbi David Pinto

4 comments:

annie said...

The Way of Life that You Jewish People live, is so foreign to the rest of the whole world.... i can't wait until Moshiach comes to teach us His Ways of Living... The world will be so so different!!! Baruch HaShem!!! May it be soon!!

annie said...

... you know... i hope that comment was not out of line that i made earlier... it certainly was NOT meant to be...

my feelings was that Your Way of Living is a Good Good Way, but foreign to all the world..because we are not used to this kindness nor the Torah Way of living...

Devorah said...

No worries Annie :)

CDG, Yerushalayim, E"Y Shlemah said...

I'm with Devorah. Thank you, Annie, for the blessing. We also can hardly wait for Mashiach.