Abraham argued to save strangers in the city of Sodom; Noah built a boat to save himself and his family. In Jewish folklore Noah became a tzaddik im peltz, ‘a righteous man in a fur coat’. There are two ways of keeping warm on a cold night: buying a fur coat or lighting a fire. Don't care only for yourself; shuck the coat and light a fire.
Commit yourself during the month to “lighting a fire” for somebody in need. Perhaps the person is a mentee, or works with you, or is a member of your family. Often, we need not look beyond our routines to find somebody in need.
Quote: There are 2 ways of keeping warm on a cold night: buying a fur coat or lighting a fire. Don't care only for yourself; light a fire.#elul5772