Love is a funny thing. Even though most people view it as one of the most important aspects of their lives, they have a tough time defining it. Poets and...Read More
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Adina Soclof (parenting expert and author of Parenting Simply: Preparing Children For Life) shares tips on loving children unconditionally.
לֹא־תִקֹּם וְלֹא־תִטֹּר אֶת־בְּנֵי עַמֶּךָ וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָ אֲנִי יְהֹוָה׃
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against members of your people. Love your neighbor as yourself. I am God.
ואהבת לרעך כמוך. אָמַר רַבִּי עֲקִיבָא זֶה כְּלָל גָּדוֹל בַּתּוֹרָה
רש”י ויקרא י׳׳ט:י״ח
THOU SHALT LOVE THY FELLOW MAN AS THYSELF —Rabbi Akiba said: “This is a fundamental principle of the Torah”
-Rashi on Leviticus 19:18
Ben Azzai said: “These are the generations of Adam” is a great principle in the Torah. Rabbi Akiva said: “This is a great principle of the Torah: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself,’ (Lev. 19:18). meaning that one should not say, ‘Since I am scorned, I should scorn my fellow as well; since I have been cursed, I will curse my fellow as well.'” Rabbi Tanchuma says, “If you do this — know that God made the person you put to shame in His own image.”