Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mitzvah #118 - Embarrassing people

It's a sin to embarrass people - even in private.

Embarrassing people in front of other people is so serious that one who does so could lose his portion in Olam Haba - the world to come.

Even calling people by nicknames that are derogatory is forbidden.

One who sins should be rebuked in private; if they continues to sin one may rebuke them in public and publicize their evil ways - with the intent of pressuring them to improve their ways.

Applies to everybody, everywhere, always

Verse: "do not suffer sin upon him" (Vayikra 19:17)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Prohibition 79

- Danny
Sunday, 6 Nissan 5770

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