Our Sages said about a person who does not do kindness with others that “Whoever turns a blind eye to charity is considered as though he committed idolatry” (Kesubos 68a). This includes a person who refuses to give loans to others, as is written with regard to such people: Be careful that there be no unconstrained thought in you heart to say… (Devarim 15:9), and with regard to idolatry it is written, Men without constraint (b’li’ya’al), from among you, went out and led the inhabitants of their city astray… (ibid. 13:14). Now, if someone would call another person a “b’li’ya’al,” how angry would that other person become towards the name-caller! A person would be upset about this even if he would be called that name in private. If so, how distressed must a person be with himself if because of his own actions the Torah refers to him as a b’li’ya’al! And how much shame will he suffer over this in the World Above, after he passes away!
י״ט בסיון ה׳תש״פ
Hashem says to you what is the best and what he demand from you, just do good deeds and Ahavas Chessed and meekness with Elokecha (Micha 6,8) 1