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Week of April 18 - 23

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DVAR TORAH FROM RABBI CLAMAN

 

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SELF-CRITICISM

In a scholarly article published by the American Psychological Society entitled Flawed Self-Assessment, the authors quote numerous studies supporting the notion that friends are much more effective at noticing disorders than the individual himself.

 

When one is afflicted with the spiritual malady known as tzaraas, the Torah prescribes the following action: The one with tzaraas shall rip his clothes, leave his hair disheveled, cloak his upper lip and cry out tamei, tamei [impure, impure] (Vayikra 13:45).

 

Rashi understands the end of the pasuk to mean that the afflicted one should call out to others “tamei tamei!” to notify them of his state of impurity. The Shelah interprets the pasuk based upon the gemara (kiddushin 72b) that one who condemns others condemns with his own faults. This principle teaches that when one criticizes someone else with a shortcoming, they likely possess that very shortcoming.

 One contracts tzaraas when speaking ill of others and gossiping. On a psychological level, when one denounces others it is often a tactic of deflecting the deficiency from upon oneself.  

The Mishna (Negaim 2:5) states: רואה חוץ מנגעי עצמו כל הנגעים אדם, a person can see all tzaraas afflictions aside from his own. The basic meaning is that a Kohen cannot self-diagnose. Homiletically, it can mean that it is easy for a person to detect the faults of others, but not his own.   

Although we don’t experience tzaraas nowadays, we nonetheless have a responsibility to purify ourselves from our figurative negaim, improve our character and our interpersonal relationships.  

It is very difficult for us to spot our own deficiencies. The Torah is providing us with an insightful tool. If we are thinking of the faults of others, it behooves us to look inward and honestly assess how we can cleanse ourselves of those very faults.  

Wishing you all a wonderful Shabbos!

Rabbi David Claman

 

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The JewishColumbus Israel 614 Education Series will provide attendees with a dynamic, interactive, virtual experience with incredible Israeli speakers. Speakers and dates are still in formation, but we hope to bring you a wide range with a focus on Israeli government, technology, culinary arts, photography, and many other interesting subjects.

 

Our first session, features Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin, Executive Director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). The focus of this session will be on US-Israel relations with the new elections and peace agreements in the region.

Join us on Sunday, March 21 @ 11 AM.

 

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Ahavas Sholom is  affiliated with the Life and Legacy  program to promote endowments for our  shul  and the Jewish community .

Ahavas Sholom is excited to be part of the Life & Legacy Program with the objective of increasing endowments to help ensure our Jewish future. This program is sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and JewishColumbus.

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