Questions tagged [ahavat-yisrael]

Ahavat Yisrael is the love for one's fellow Jews.

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How R'Akiva's student's learned from him not to respect each other? [duplicate]

שנים עשר אלף זוגים תלמידים היו לו לרבי עקיבא ... וכולן מתו ... מפני שלא נהגו כבוד זה לזה Rabbi Akiva had twelve thousand pairs of students ... and they all died... because they did not treat each ...
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Are Hillel and R. Akiva saying the same thing?

Shabbat 31a: אמר לו דעלך סני לחברך לא תעביד זו היא כל התורה כולה ואידך פירושה הוא זיל גמור [Hillel] said to him: "That which is hateful to you do not do to another; that is the entire Torah, ...
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How to start loving someone after they become Jewish

A certain acquaintance of mine had bad middos and I didn't like her. Then she converted to Judaism. Nothing has changed: she still has bad middos; I still don't like her. But everything has changed. ...
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Quotes on Ahavas Yisroeil [closed]

I am looking for good quotes about Ahavas Yisroeil because of a story I am writing. Can anyone provide some nice sayings from Jewish sources?
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Is there a Mitzvah to buy from Israel?

I'm looking to emphasize the reasons to support Israeli businesses. Would it be correct to add that it is a Mitzvah?
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V'ahavta l're'eicha kamocha — re'eicha velo akum?

Do any rabbinical sources hold that the commandment in Leviticus 19:18 to love one's neighbour as oneself (ואהבת לרעך כמוך) applies to non-Jews as well as Jews?
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Why do we pray for G-d to smash down our fellow Jews?

My question refers to the twelfth blessing of the Amida, which seems to contravene the Biblical mitzva of ahavas yisroel*: "And for the slanderers let there be no hope; and may all wickedness perish ...
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Is a Ger first or almost last for assistance?

The Pri Megadim in OC Siman 156 Ashel Avraham Sif-Katan 2 (it's a long piece) cites from the Rambam in Hilchos De'as Perek 6 Halacha 4 that the Mitzvah of Ahavas HaGer (loving a convert) is really 2 ...
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“Think about love for fellow Jews before praying” - source?

At the risk of being a guessing-game, I thought I had read that before starting prayers (the beginning? The Amida?), one should take a minute to think about the mitzvah to have love for fellow Jews. ...
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Saying “I love you” during nidda

While a woman is nidda and she and her husband are observing harchakot, is it permitted for them to tell each other, "I love you," or is that too suggestive of a statement for the nidda period?
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Are there any scriptural sources that Hashem loves each Jew individually?

Are there any scriptural sources that Hashem loves each Jew individually? I know there are pesukim (verses) that deal with how Hashem treats or views Am Yisrael (the Jewish nation) as a whole, but ...
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How to respond to excessive talking in a synagogue

If there is a lot of talking (or other halakhic impropriety) in a synagogue, what are some of the considerations that go into the decision regarding what to do about it? Here are some ideas of what ...
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May one love a non-Jew?

May one love a non-Jew? Not romantically in the sense of marriage, but rather in the sense that one loves a friend or family. May a Jew love his Gentile father, for example? May a baal teshuvah ...
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Elucidation On one foot

The story of Hillel's response to the potential convert who wanted the entire Torah taught to him while standing on one foot is well known. Hillel was able to summarize the Torah in the maxim, "What ...
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Bad Jew or Good Gentile?

Whom does Hashem love more: Gentiles who love Jewish people and Israel or Jews who are against Jewish people and Israel?