How "Lovingkindness" Got So Popular, and So Far From Its Jewish Roots
A derived translation of the Hebrew Bible’s ḥesed, which focuses on action and deeds for others, lovingkindness as understood today focuses on internal feeling.
March 18, 2020 | Philologos
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