Monday, December 05, 2011


The Reward of a Mitzvah is a Mitzvah

by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths


     Some people explain that the reward of doing a mitzvah is that Hashem will bring you another mitzvah to do. So the second mitzvah is the reward for having done the first one.

     But there are those who explain that it really means that the reward of doing a mitzvah is getting to do that mitzvah itself. Look at this picture. Do you see the great reward that I received from doing the mitzvah of putting tefillin on these young Jews from America? Look at their faces. Doesn’t it make you feel good?


     Someone left this comment by my YouTube video, “Answers to a Pastor.”

“I am a Jew for J. [yashka], but after hearing the Rabbi completely own the Pastor, I may come back to pure Judaism!”

     Do you know anyone else who should see this video? Answers to a Pastor


  1. Rabbi, I understand that I am not allowed to be jealous, yet I must admit I am jealous of your reward in heaven that will be awaiting you. you do such wonderful things all day. You should live and be to 120 years in good health.

  2. why is it always 120? Is it such a bad thing to wish that someone should live longer than that? Why not live to 150?

  3. Anonymous, I reckon it's because Moshe Rabbeinu lived to the age of 120, with his strength, vitality etc. not in the least weakened. [Can't quote the exact passage off the cuff, but you get the idea, yes?] So we wish a similar situation for others.

    ...although there is the story about someone wishing an old geezer [pardon the expression] "to 120!", and to which he replied, "What? You're only giving me one more year?!"


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