Saturday, 26 January 2019

Mussar: B'tzedek Tishpot Amitecha - Judgment Requires Omniscience

originally posted on August 24, 2013

I recently received an email as to how only Hashem has the wherewithal to judge people, since we humans simply lack the complete story.

"In order to judge anything rightly, one would have to be fully aware of an inconceivably wide range of things; past, present and to come. One would have to recognize in advance all the effects of his judgments on everyone and everything involved in them in any way. And one would have to be certain there is no distortion in his perception, so that his judgment would be wholly fair to everyone on whom it rests now and in the future.

Who is in a position to do this? Who except in grandiose fantasies would claim this for himself?"
The Answer can only be HKBH.

We may be able to judge a particular ACTION or DEED as out-of-bounds, but not the person him/herself

Best Regards,

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