יום שלישי,א׳ בְּסִיוָן תשע״ה
רע"ב על מסכת אבות פרק א משנה ב
And the kindness of deeds is written (Psalms 89) World Built On Kindness.
And the kindness of deeds are, to please grooms,
and to comfort the bereaved, and to visit the sick, to bury the dead, and so forth;
Loving kindness is greater than charity, as it is said (Hosea 10:12), "Sow for yourselves with charity and reap with loving kindness." Loving kindness is greater than charity in three ways: Charity is performed with one's wealth, and loving kindness with one's body; charity is given to the poor, and loving kindness to rich and poor alike; charity is given only to the living, and loving kindness to the living and the dead alike."
רמב"ם יד החזקה - הלכות אבל פרק יד
The kind deeds that you do such as to visit the sick and comfort the bereaved and to remove the dead and put the bride and escort visitors and deal with any burial needs to carry on the shoulder and lilac in front of him and mourn and digging and burying and happy bride and groom and all needs and these are the charity of his body beyond measure even though all these mitzvot are what they say it is in general, and love your neighbor as yourself all the things you want to do have others you should do for your brother in the
Torah and the commandments:
םוטה יד דרש ר' שמלאי
דרש רבי שמלאי
תורה תחלתה גמילות חסדים
וסופה גמילות חסדים
תחילתה גמילות חסדים דכתיב:
ויעש הי אלהים לאדם ולאשתו כתנות עור וילבשם
וסופה גמילות חסדים דכתיב
ויקבר אתו בגי
Rabbi Simlai expounded:
The Torah - its beginning is the performance of kindness
and its end is the performance of kindness. Its beginning is the performance of kindness, as it is written:
And Hashem made for Adam and his wife skin garments, and he clothed them. And its end is the performance of kindness, as it is written: He buried him in the depression.