Sunday, June 28, 2015

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I Bet You a Buck

​   by Reb Gutman Locks   
      

I Bet You a Buck

 

     The gemora says that this long, terrible exile has been caused by Jews hating Jews without reason. Some great rabbis add that it stands to reason that the way to end it is for Jews to love Jews without reason. This means that we show Jews love without expecting them to give us anything in return. Let's see if these rabbis are right.

     Thanks to the internet, several thousand Jews are going to read this suggestion. What if we say? "I'm going to test these rabbis. I'm going to go out of my way and show extra love to ten Jews, totally without reason, and I'm going to see if there is any change." It doesn't have to be a major thing. You don't have to buy him a new car, or pay for a vacation in Israel. Sometimes just giving someone an extra smile will pick him up from the lowest places.

     Jews, being like we are, when someone gives us love we become even more loving. This means that we are going to give more love than we would have, so the love that you are going to start is going to increase and spread.

     I bet you a buck those rabbis are right. I bet if we go out and even if for only one day, increase the love that we already have for each other, and we manifest that love in some way that the other Jews see that we are loving them, I bet that we will read in the News that some wonderful thing miraculously happened to some Jews somewhere in the world.

     Let's try. What do we have to lose? When you give love you feel more loving, so no matter what happens things will get better, if not for everyone, at the very least just for you.

 

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

OK, I'm in. And as a sign of good faith, I'll head over to your tip jar as soon as I post this. :-)

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