Enthusiasm is always a good thing. Well, assuming that the object of your
enthusiasm is good. Running to do a mitzvah is required enthusiasm. But beyond
the required letter of the law one should “run” emotionally as well. In fact,
one should run to do a mitzvah even when considering “merely” one mitzvah at the
An example is in human relations. You do things for your spouse because it makes
him/her happy, and that’s what you need. But do you need that which your spouse
needs? Maybe not. He loves steak for dinner, so you get him a steak but you
yourself do not enjoy steaks. However your closeness to him makes you love the
steak as well. Now that’s love!
Running Time 42:08
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"How To Be A Mentch"