Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
Maimonides’ Eight Grades of Charity: 1) To give reluctantly; 2) To give cheerfully but not adequately; 3) To give cheerfully and adequately, but only after being asked; 4) To give cheerfully, adequately, and of your own free will, but to put it in the recipient’s hand in such a way as to make him feel […]
It is prohibited to kill an animal with its young on the same day so that people should be restrained and prevented from killing the two together in such a manner that the young is slain in the sight of the mother; for the pain of the animals under such circumstances is very great. There […]
Anticipate charity by preventing poverty; assist the reduced fellowman, either by a considerable gift, or a sum of money, or by teaching him a trade, or by putting him in the way of business, so that he may earn an honest livelihood, and not be forced to the dreadful alternative of holding out his hand […]