Parashat Ki Tetze - You May Not Ignore It”
מרן רה"י הרב שבתי סבתו
יט אלול התשפא27.08.2021
There are thus three levels: The law of the nations strives to regulate, to instill order among people so that chaos will not reign. It thus makes the most minimal demands. The Torah law, on the other hand, strives to raise people up to the level of real “justice,” and as such, we are obligated to right the wrong of a lost object as soon as we see it.
The third and highest level is that of the truly pious, those who wish to surpass mere “justice.” They seek to do “kindness” to others – even at their own expense.