The Sin of the Spiritual Metzorah & Are we permitted to criticize the State of Israel?
- 1 hr 8 min 44 sec
Series: Daily Shiur
Venue: Kew Gardens Hills
The Metzorah is guilty of the sin of LaShon HaRa, and is sent Chutz LaMachane. In this Sichat Mussar we will address the issue of those who speak disparaging words about the State of Israel. Are we permitted to criticize the State? Is there a prohibition of LaShon HaRah vis-a-vis a country, even if one speaks the truth? What was the sin of the Meraglim? Were they guilty of LaShon HaRah? Are we permitted to read the Haftorah of Parshat Kedoshim and publicize Toavot Yerushalyim? Do the sins of a Jew transform his personality, his very essence? We will study the words of the Or Chaim HaKadosh on Metzorah, and a number of writings of our Rebby, the Rav. We will explain the relationship between the Haftorah for Metzorah and the Parsha.