This week's Torah Portion deals with Business law, and through it we see how far reaching the Torah's teachings are. If we follow the Torah, there is a guiding light for everything.
One particular scenario discussed is a case where one sees an animal collapsing from the load on its back, and this animal belongs to your enemy. The Torah says that you must put aside your feelings and help him.
Commentators explain that even if after helping this animal and person, one will go back to hating the person, one must still offer help.
We learn from this the tremendous ability we have to sometimes "turn the switch" and rise to the occasion when we need to and not use negative feelings as an excuse not to.
Have a wonderful Shabbos!
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Rabbi Naftali Karp
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