In a d'var Torah on Parashat R'eh, Rabbi Mirvis wrote:

The Chidushei Harim … tells us that the ‘chasida’, the stork, is indeed selfless and kind-hearted, however, only to birds of its own feather. Towards other birds and other creatures, it acts with cruelty and distain. As a result it is not kosher.

I've found the relevant passage here (although in relation to Parashat Sh'mini, not Parashat R'eh).

But Rabbi Mirvis adds, my emphasis:

The Chiddushei Harim goes on to tell us that the laws of kashrut in our parashah do not only relate to what we can and can’t eat, but they tell us about us, ourselves. We shouldn’t lead a stork-like existence. In the event that our compassion and selflessness extends only to those within our own limited social clique, those within our own echo chamber, then ultimately, that is a ‘treif’ form of existence.

I can't find any such passage anywhere in Chiddushei ha-Rim. Can anyone help?

Many thanks.



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