The motivation for formalizing a Chessed Challenge started with Rabbi Paysach Krohn. He is a world renowned inspirational speaker, best-selling author and fifth generation mohel. In his books and lectures he often explains the importance of doing and keeping a record of at least one chessed a day. Why is this what he focuses on? Because it’s infallible.
Rabbi Krohn personally knows people who have kept a chessed book like this for decades. These people claim their lives have become elevated and enhanced. There is one very famous Rabbi who has literally kept this for over 30 years. That’s over 10,000 acts of documented kindness. As of this writing he has NEVER missed a day, bli ayin hara! He attributes much of his life’s accomplishments to his diligence in keeping his Kindness A Day Journal.
The Chessed Challenge was initially launched by Congregation Tiferes Yisroel in Baltimore, Maryland, and has since spread around the globe. If you would like to run a program in your own community, organization, school or shul click here. To get started yourself order here. Or learn how it works.
Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn
Paysach J. Krohn (born January 29, 1945, Tu Bishvat) is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, mohel, author, and lecturer on topics related to ethics and spiritual growth. He is the author of the bestselling “Maggid” series of books for ArtScroll, inspired by the stories of Rabbi Sholom Schwadron, who was known as the “Maggid of Jerusalem”. He also authored a groundbreaking work on brit milah (religious circumcision), also published by ArtScroll.
Rabbi Krohn decided to share this idea because he saw how profoundly it changed his life and the lives of those who have tried it.
The program was initially launched by Congregation Tiferes Yisroel in Baltimore and has spread
around the globe. If you or your organization would like to run a program in your own community,
organization, school or shul click here.