Behar-Bechukosai - Transformative Kindness
Summary: Why was Avraham rewarded for his kindness with the angels if they did not need the food and drink he offered them? Why was this reward 'paid' to his great great grandchildren, and not directly to him immediately? Why was it such a great lack in the people of Amon and Moav who did not give food and drink to the Jewish people if they already had all the food and drink they needed anyway? Why are all their offspring punished by being unable to fully convert to Judaism? Why was Yisro rewarded for feeding Moshe when he was obligated to do so out of gratitude for Moshe's kindness to his daughters? Why was this kindness also paid back to his great great grandchildren? What is the lesson of the kindness of Boaz to Rus (Ruth)? Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.