For any of you who've been checking out the Radical Rabbi blog, did you hear what he wrote about his wife, the Rebbetzin, and what she did??? Wow...
We have a tradition attributed to the Baal Shem Tov: When one hears an uncomplimentary report about another Jew, even if he does not know the individual referred to, he should be very deeply pained.
For one of these two is certainly in the wrong: If what they are saying about the individual is true, then he is defective; and if it is not true, then the talebearer is in an unhealthy situation.
(From HaYom Yom, from Day to Day, the entry for the 12th of Kislev.)
And lets not forget, the one who's listening to it is also at fault and in an unhealthy situation as well.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
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