The Torah can guide us down the moral, ethical and compassionate path in any situation we may face. These sacred texts teach us compassion, kindness and morality through stories of ancestors who exemplify that which is right and good, and also through examples of ancestral error, where poor judgment, hatred, greed and other vices directed the actions of our ancestors, and ultimately led to their downfall. From these stories we derive universal truths about what it means to be "good" and what it means to follow the path of the righteous. After all, as the great sage Hillel taught, the whole Torah could be summed up in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would want done to you," or more accurate to Hillel's teachings, "Don't do to others as you would not want done to you."
Peppered throughout the texts of the Bible are direct statements of wisdom, which may also serve as our guides if we choose to accept them. Here you will find some of these statements and stories, paired with heartwarming images intended to touch your heart. For when we take to heart ideas of compassion and lovingkindness, we are more likely to experience the benefits and bestow them upon others.