The TBE Brotherhood hard at work reminding us all to remember the Holocaust - sending out Holocaust Memorial Candles to the whole congregation. Remembering to do a kindness requires effort.Read More
Gevurah in Chesed - power or rigor in compassion.
At first glance two difficult to combine concepts, still to apply compassion rigorously we would have to demand compassion of ourselves even when we feel no kindness.
Often our first response to difficulty excludes any compassion. To be rigorous in kindness would require us to admit a compassionate reflection, especially towards ourselves when we might be least disposed to do so.