Chillul HaShem

June 20, 2006

Desecration of G-d’s Name, as by flouting, with full knowledge and in public, a Command of HaShem; betrayal and abandonment of Judaism not because of extreme torture, but simply to enhance one’s status in society.

Another way of defaming G-d is by an individual who is recognized as a Jew behaving in a manner reflecting dishonesty, greed and general lack of concern for other human beings, contrary to the spirit of the Torah.