With Shavuot coming on Yom Shishi this year, with Shabbos following on its heels, there are various common threads between Shabbos Parsha Naso Chag HaShavuos. One such thread is the importance of caring for the Ger Tzeddik.
In Divrei Torah I develop and say over, I tend to focus on the middot of honesty and Ahavat Chinom for our fellow Jews and the impact that a lack of these middot make on our collective mindset at various levels; from personal, to business, to learning, to the levels of governing and politics. And I end off with the wish and the Bracha that we strive to perfect these middot and that the Geula should hasten to arrive. And it seems to me that a paradigm of these middot is how we are taught to treat the Ger Tzeddik. We are taught to go above and beyond the norm –to go, in the vernacular which evolved from American Pro-Football, beyond “the full nine yards” in extending kindnesses to a Ger Tzeddik. [...]