Shaarei Yosher, sec. 1: Mission – part 2

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  1. Neil Harris says:

    It’s interesting to me that there’s such an emphasis in Rav Shimon’s view on the “communal” aspect of mitzvos and doing good. Many seforim written in our generation about growth seem to be more interested in the individual .

    • micha says:

      The way I see it, and what I tried to say at the Mussar Kallah on Shabbos, I think R’ Shimon is within the individual growth model — while still emphasizing the communal. The point of life is to become the perfect person, and the definition of a perfect person is someone who is a giver.

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