Saturday, 12 November 2016

Mussar: Justifying Anti-Social Behaviour

First published March 1, 2014

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!

~ William Shakespeare

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Beware:
Sometimes, it's the Yetzer Hara that encourages certain Behaviour even though it can be justified by Holy Texts.

How can we discern?

Try Hillel's criteria -
D'alach Sknei, l'Chavrach lo Ta'aveid. That can sometimes be enough.


Kol Tuv,
RRW

1 comment:

Mr. Cohen said...

List of Palestinian suicide attacks on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Palestinian_suicide_attacks