Updated: Feb 1, 2019
Halacha is a very vital concept within the Torah. If we don't have halacha, how would we know the real parameters of proper Ahavas Yisroel? The Torah sets forth so many halachos and the mission is to incorporate them into a person's life one at a time.
In this week's parsha, we learn about the concept of not mistreating a stranger. Rashi explains that, since we were strangers in the land of Mitzrayim, we should treat others with the same respect we would desire.
It is difficult to maintain constant passion for every mitzvah but, since each mitzvah has something that we can be inspired about, they become easier when we integrate them into our lives. Towards the end of this week’s parsha, Hashem sent a malach (an angel) to the Jewish people and instructed them to do mitzvos. Through the fulfillment of Hashem’s mitzvos, the path to Eretz Yisrael was ensured to be clear and safe. The same is true with us today. Hashem is waiting for us to do more mitzvos in order to dispel negativity. Let's all take a moment to do a mitzvah, even one we find difficult to understand - like Ahavas Yisroel, which has the power to bring us out of this golus!
All the best
Avroham Y Ross