Ahavat Chesed

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(1/4) Walk in His Ways: Sefer Ahavat Chesed

Why Can’t I Just be a Good Person? – In this Torah class on Sefer Ahavat Chesed, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg introduces the topic of doing chessed. He begins with a discussion of the haskama, the letter of approbation, which the Netziv wrote for Sefer Ahavat Chesed. In his haskama, the netziv writes about the two fold obligation to do chesed, as it is both the right thing to do, and its a mitzva. He explains that chesed is more than just ‘being a kind person’ according to the standards of general society, because Hashem has much higher standards of Chesed.

Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg has been teaching at Michalah Jerusalem College for Women for thepast fourteen years. He has been on staff at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh at the Kotelfor ten years and is currently a Magid Shiur for Shana Bet. He also taught atDarchei Binah seminary for several years. He received his Rabbinic Ordinationfrom the Chief Rabbinate of Israel,as well as from Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchonon.

Rabbi Ginsburg spent six years after high school learning in Eretz Yisroel. During the Bein Hazmanim, he earned a degree from the University of Maryland. He then learned for five yearsunder Rav Schachter at YU while at the same time receiving a Masters in Jewish Education. He taught for several years in Mesivta Yesodei Yeshurun and Shevach High School while continuing to learn atYeshivas Ohr HaChaim. Rabbi Ginsburg and his wife Chana made Aliya in 1995.T hey are both gratefully involved in raising their family in Ramat Beit Shemesh and teaching Torah.

Time: 48:49

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