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Tomer Devora Midda 12: Be Nice To The Brats!
Many times we have a good friend that we go way back with whose kids we are less then crazy about. Our personal feelings towards the kid aside, when the opportunity arises we will do anything to help him out. Not because we care about him per se but because we see it as a favor to his parents.
Hashem has a special treasure house of abundant good that he bestows on us when we are totally undeserving. Why? Because our fathers, Avrohom, Yitzchok, and Yaakov were cherished and beloved friends of His. This is the 12th midda, "Asher Nishbata La'Avoiseinu"; that you promised to our fathers. The Tomer Devora says that when we have the opportunity to help a fellow Jew we should have the same attitude. Regardless what we think about them, remember who their father was and graciously help them out.
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