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Unformatted text preview: g from you, you would not lend it to me,
therefore I am not going to lend it to you”. That is taking vengeance and is something we are not to
do. If on the other hand you say “although you did not lend it to me last week nevertheless I am going
to lend it to you”, that is bearing a grudge and is also not permitted.
These few words in one sentence are an insight into the many moral lessons that the Torah
provides for the conduct between each and every one of us. If one ponders, these words one must
think how different the world would be if we followed what the Torah says about how we should
behave to our neighbour. The Shema continues, "AND THESE WORDS WHICH I COMMAND
YOU THIS DAY SHOULD BE ON YOUR HEART", the commandments are to be considered as
being given afresh every day "AND YOU SHALL TEACH THEM", by constant repetition, "TO YOUR CHILDREN, AND SPEAK OF THEM, WHEN YOU SIT IN YOUR HOUSE, AND
WHEN YOU WALK ON THE WAY, AND WHEN YOU LIE DOWN" at night, "AND
WHEN YOU GET UP", in the morning, (these l...
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- Spring '14
- The Bible