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My Role in Keeping You From Slandering Me
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The relative severity of sinning knowingly to fulfill a desire versus sinning out of willful ignorance.  The roots of the concerns of “Ch’shad” and“Maris ayin.” The requirement to help avoid people erroneously besmirching us. Remarrying based on testimony whose strength is not well known among common people. Conversion with obviously impure motivations.   Citations: Aside from […]
Criticism and Giving Rebuke Passively
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The secret of the success of Aharon HaKohain’s pursuit of peace. Discussion of ineffective criticism. Aharon HaKohain’s role as a loving itinerant teacher of Torah.  Touching the infinite all the while remaining finite in Torah learning and in marriage.   The error in attitude which can lead to sleeping in the Bais Medrash. Citations: Aside from the […]
Never Satisfied
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Distinctions between desires for wealth and honor, versus those for the fulfillment of bodily appetites. Putting self-improvement on the agenda.   Discussion of serving Hashem with both the yetzer hatov and yetzer hara. Citations: In addition to the commentaries on Mishlei, this shiur also references Aruch LaNer, Makkos 24a, Gemara Shabbos 114a, and Shulchan Aruch Choshen […]