Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Jerusalem - Rabbi Dov Lipman: Time To Tell The Truth

«Prior to the election, I had met with current Education Minister Rabbi Shai Piron, and we discussed the need to be anchored spiritually despite the busy schedules we would experience as members of Knesset.  Minister Piron chose to begin every day by reading the "Igeres HaRamban."  I decided to start every day with Mesilas Yesharim.  In Chapter 11, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzatto writes: "'The righteous hate a false thing (Proverbs 13:15)."  And it is in relation to this that we were warned 'Stay far away from a false thing.'  (Shemot 23:7)  Note that we do not have 'Guard yourself from falsehood' but 'Stay far away from a false thing.'  This is to awaken us to the greatness of the extent to which one must withdraw himself and flee from falsehood.  …Our Sages of blessed memory have said (Shabbat 55a):  'The seal of the Holy One Blessed be He is truth.'  Indeed if the truth is what the Holy One Blessed Be He selected as His seal, how abominable must its opposite be to Him… 'Truth is one of the pillars upon which the word stands (Avot 1:18).' Speaking falsehood, then is comparable to removing the foundation of the world."
The false and inaccurate depiction that Rosenblum related above is not the only one in his column.  The following are his other false claims, followed by the accurate facts.»
Jerusalem - Rabbi Dov Lipman: Time To Tell The Truth --

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