Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mitzvah #116 - Don't hate the Jews

One may not hate good Kosher Jews.

If somebody wrongs you, either forgive & forget, or else confront him and ask him to explain himself.

However, if you see a fellow Jew committing a sin, and you warned him and explained him the severity of his actions, and he continues to sin, then you have a Mitzva to hate him, since he's not behaving like a good Kosher Jew.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "Do not hate your brother in your heart" (Vayikra 19:17)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 78

- Danny
Wednesday, 2 Nissan 5770

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