Spoiling Them

When one of his more ascetic students questioned Reb Yisroel Salanter’s caring for others’ material needs to the point of indulging them, in total contradiction to his personal practice of self-denial (“You’re spoiling them, Rebbe!”), Reb Yisroel responded: “Yenem’s gashmiyus iz mein ruchniyus – taking care of the other fellow’s material needs is my spiritual need.” ~ The Torah Personality

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