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What is the Chesed Way?
Torah is the wisdom and the way that has guided the Jewish people for thousands of years.
- The Chesed Way of life teaches how we live our lives in way that orients our hearts and minds in a consciousness of compassion and guardianship for all our relatives who share this sacred holy temple we call mother earth.
- The Chesed Way of life prioritizes the well-being of our children, their children and seven generations of children to come above all else. The most valuable resource in the world is not money, it is children. The children are our future. We must honor them and their lives every time we make a decision.
- The Chesed Way of life prioritizes honor for all our relations: the Lord, Nature, ourselves, our children and our relatives.
Chesed is a Hebrew word that is often translated as "loving-kindness," "mercy," or "grace." In Jewish tradition, Chesed is considered to be one of the primary attributes of God, and it is seen as a fundamental value and practice for human beings. Chesed is characterized by acts of kindness, generosity, and compassion towards oneself and others, and it is seen as a way of cultivating empathy and connection with others. Chesed can be expressed in a variety of ways, from simple acts of kindness like giving tzedakah (charity) to more complex acts of service like working for social justice or caring for the sick and elderly.
In The Way of Chesed, Chesed is not just a practice or value, but a way of life that can transform individuals and communities through its power to inspire, heal, and uplift.
Chesed Way is a way of life rooted in Jewish tradition and the teachings of Chesed Torah. Chesed Torah is a body of wisdom within Jewish tradition that teaches the principles and practices of Chesed Way. The origins of Chesed Way and Chesed Torah can be traced back to the Torah and Jewish scripture, which emphasize the importance of loving-kindness, compassion, and justice as fundamental values for human beings.
Over time, the teachings of Chesed Torah were developed and expanded upon by rabbis, mystics, and scholars within Jewish tradition, and these teachings have continued to evolve and influence Jewish thought and practice throughout history. Chesed Way and Chesed Torah continue to be a source of inspiration and guidance for individuals seeking to cultivate a life of loving-kindness, compassion, and service.
The learning of this way of life is to become a "Tzaddik" or "Tzaddikah," which translates to "righteous one" in English. The Buddhist relatives call this person a Bodhisvatta. A Tzaddik is a righteous person who is dedicated to helping others and making the world a better place.
The Tzaddik is seen as a spiritual leader and role model who serves as an intermediary between God and the people, and who works tirelessly to help others and improve society. The Tzaddik is often associated with the concept of "Tikkun Olam," which means "repairing the world," and refers to the Jewish belief that it is the responsibility of all people to work towards making the world a better place.
Because when we fail to live outside of the Way of Chesed the world falls apart.