Saturday, 23 May 2020

Mussar: But WE Stood at Sinai!

originally published on July 21, 2012

Courtesy of Derech Emet..

Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky (born 1891/2/28, died 1986/3/10) was asked if it is permitted to lie in order to receive benefits from a government program.

His answer was an emphatic: NO!!

Then the questioner said: But many Gentiles do it!

The Rabbi explained:
They did not stand at Mount Sinai when the Torah was revealed!

SOURCE: page XXI of Chofetz Chaim Lessons in Truth
by Rabbi Shimon Finkelman, published by ArtScroll
in September 2001

Shalom and Regards,

1 comment:

Mr. Cohen said...

RRW, thank you for repeating my Torah quote on your blog!


Tanna DeBei Eliyahu Zuta, chapter 18, paragraph 1:

Rabbi Yochanan taught:

"I testify that any Torah Scholar, who studies with sincere motives and works to support himself, will be fortunate in this life and the afterlife.

He will be revered by: his wife, his children and Gentiles.
Angels will help him, and G*D will love him completely...”

Rambam Rejected Childless Messiah:”