Gemillut Chasadim (Acts of Kindness)

Betzah 32a — Jews are compassionate children of compassionate parents, and one who shows no pity for fellow creatures is assuredly not the seed of Abraham, our father.

Michah 6:8 — You have been told what is good and what the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.

Pirkei Avot 1:2 — The world stands on three things: on the Torah, on the service (of G-d), and on acts of loving-kindness.

Pirkei Avot 1:4 — Let your house be open wide; treat the poor members as your own family.

Pirkei Avot 3:9 — He whose good deeds exceed his wisdom, his wisdom will endure. But he whose wisdom exceeds his good deeds, his wisdom will not endure.

Pirkei Avot 6:9 — When a person departs from this world, neither his silver, nor gold, nor precious stones nor pearls accompany him; only his Torah and good deeds.

Shabbat 127a — People who perform acts of loving kindness will be rewarded by G-d in this world [during this life], and rewarded a second time in the next world.

Succa 49b — Our Rabbis taught: Gemilut Chesed is greater than charity in three ways. Charity is done with one\'s money, while loving-kindness may be done with one’s money or with one’s person. Charity is given only to the poor, while loving-kindness may be given both to the poor and to the rich. Charity is given only to the living, while loving-kindness may be shown to both the living and the dead.

Tehillim 33:5 — He loves charity and justice; the earth is filled with the loving kindness of the Lord.

Yevamot 79a — Three signs identify this people: They are merciful; they are bashful; and they perform deeds of loving-kindness.