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Discernment is helpful; judgment is harmful.
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You can stop telling yourself that you’re only worthy of love if you are perfect and if you please other people.
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Learning Jewish law is a process. Read carefully and correctly so as not to be hasty in judging others.
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Man’s free will and his ultimate judgment is examined in the context of G-d’s omnipotence.
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What is the Torah’s position on the contentious issue of the death penalty?
“A judge who judges with absolute truthfulness,” say our sages, “becomes like a partner with G-d in creation.”
The Sanhedrin must decide the willfulness of the criminal’s deed based on the evidence presented before them, not their knowledge of the essence of humanity.
Why does Ben Zoma say “Who is wise — One who learns from every man”?
If he senses his fellow’s degradation, he must conclude that Divine providence has provided him with a mirror with which to discern his own shortcomings.
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Ethics of Our Fathers teaches: If we view the whole person rather than focus on the parts that are wanting, we will surely find much that is meritorious.