THE JUST and THE JERK
The Just shall live by his faith
The Jerk lives by his folly
The Just shall live by his faith goes back 2700 years ago to Habakkuk 2:4, then repeated twice by St. Paul: Romans 1:17 & Galatians 3:11.
The Just man is a “righteousness” man, (tzedekah) and “justice” (mishpat). He is attuned to the right thing and actually does it. “Tzedaka” is charity. Hence the Just man is a righteous charitable man.
Who is the Jerk? In America it is an annoying, stupid or foolish person.
A person can only be a Just or a Jerk.
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