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Thought of the day.

THERE are four kinds of tempers; he whom it is easy to provoke and easy to pacify, his loss disappears in his gain; he whom it is hard to provoke and hard to pacify,his gain disappears in his loss; he whom it is hard to provoke and easy to pacify is a saint,he whom it is easy to provoke and hard to pacify is to be pitied.

As to almsgiving, the reare four dispositions; he who desires to give,but that others should not give,his eye is evil towards others (sincealmsgiving brings blessing to the giver,and the Hebrew for `giving' spells the same both ways); he who desires that others should give,but will not give himself,his eye is evil against what is his own; he who gives and wishes others to give is a saint; he who will not give and does not wish others to give is to be pitied.

Rabbi Dr Malcolm H. Malits MBE,Emeritus Minister, Allerton Hebrew Congregation
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 6, 2003
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