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    Loving the unlovable – K’doshim

    hugIn this sidra, the Torah enunciates the Golden Rule that commands me to love my neighbour (Lev. 19:18), but what can I do if a particular person is unlovable?

    Hillel regarded this verse as the highest duty a human being can have.

    Though most people interpret it as saying, “Love your neighbour because he is like you”, there is a different interpretation, “Love your neighbour in spite of the fact that he is not like you”.

    Being different makes life varied and interesting, but to hate a person because they are different removes the moral basis of society.

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