By Rabbi Daniel Levy, October 8, 2009
“The convert, orphan and widow, who are in your cities, will come and eat and be satisfied” Deuteronomy 14:29
What is the greatest form of simchah (joy) that a person may experience? Getting married perhaps, or having children? Maimonides enlightens us: “There is no greater or more glorious joy than to bring joy to the hearts of poor people, orphans, widows and converts” (Rambam, Laws Megillah and Chanukah 2:17).