Celebrations Chessed World
Promoting Chessed and
Kindness in Our Communities
for Chessed Organizations
Acts of kindness have an exponential effect on our environment. Just
imagine this. A man on his way to work drops his wallet, but fails to
notice. About an hour later, a knock on his office door interrupts his
concentration – and he’s about to admonish the intruder. But, before
he has the opportunity to do so, the stranger hands over the wallet, and
says… “This is yours, I believe.” The man, rises from his chair, a
bewildered look on his face. Instinctively he taps his back pocket.
Recognizing what had just occurred, he thanks the stranger who immediately
takes his leave.
As the man sat back on his chair, with his demeanor changed, and his being
filled with good will, he notices a postcard on his desk. It was an urgent
call to participate in a blood drive that afternoon. Brimming inwardly
with the good fortune that befell him, he hurries over to add his
contribution to a very worthwhile cause. Upon his return, co-workers ask
what prompted his urgent excursion. He tells them, and wouldn’t you
know… many others follow suit.
Judaism’s foundation is embedded in social awareness and acts of
kindness. Chessed, (pronounced khe-sed, is Hebrew for compassion
and loving-kindness), according to Ethics of Our Fathers, is one of
three pillars that support the world. The Talmudic sage, Rabbi Akiva, is
famous for saying that "’loving your neighbor as you love
yourself’ (Leviticus 19:18) is a fundamental rule in the Torah.” And
Old Rabbi Hillel asserted, when asked to summarize the Torah: "What
is hateful to you, do not do to others,” from which one can extrapolate
– the converse – “Do for others what you would want done for you.”
In this spirit, Mazornet.com is proud to promote organizations that devote
time and energy to helping people in their time of need.
Mazornet.com is also devoting these pages to tell the story of the power
of kindness. Please, write to us and share with the world inspiring
stories of chessed, kindness, and charitable acts the have enriched
your life and impacted the lives of others.
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