Rambam’s Presentation of Mitzvas Tzedakah

Shiur #40 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: The spiritual heritage of Abraham is a lineage of compassion -that is the yichus of his true descendants. The importance of tzedakah for the whole enterprise of Torah and mitzvos. Brief discussion of a’yin hara and its potential effects. What of those who perform mitzvas tzedakah and thereby expose themselves to a’yin hara? The ability of the brotherhood of Jews to force Hashem, kiva’yachol, to view Jews as His children. The importance of self when working for the community.

Citations: The following sources are referenced in this shiur:
Rambam Hilchos Matnos Ani’im 10:1-3, found in the source packet on pages 1-2, and Gemara Baba Basra 10a, found in the source packet on page 1.

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