Monday, April 12, 2010

JBOM: Open House, Jewish-style part 3

Continuing from posts 1, 2, and 3:

R' Twerski also takes into account Deuteronomy 6:7a ("You shall teach [the commandments] diligently to your children"). He writes:
Rather than consider it an imposition, we should appreciate the mitzvah of tzedakah and perform it in the manner that will be educational for our children. For example, do not let the solicitor stand in the doorwar. Invite him to sit down, and offer him a cup of coffee, or a cold drink in the summer. When he leaves, escort him to the door, and wish him hatzlachah (success).
So, tip #3 (and this is our final thought on this perek--at least for now): model for your children how to be a gracious host.

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