Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mitzvah #227 - Setting the record straight: Rebuke

It's a Mitzva to rebuke a sinner by informing him which action was improper and that it's in his best interest to improve his ways, in order that he merit eternal bliss in Olam Haba - the world to come.

However, one may not embarrass the sinner, by rebuking them in the presence of other people.

One need only rebuke those people who might listen to the rebuke and stop sinning.

Conversely, it's a Mitzva to accept rebuke and to love the person doing the rebuking.

Applies to everybody, always, everywhere

Verse: "You shall surely rebuke your fellow man" (Vayikra 19:17)

Source: The Chafetz-Chaim's Sefer haMitzvot haKatzar; Positive Mitzvah 72

- Danny
Tuesday, 28 Elul 5770

Please daven for a complete recovery for Chava Ahuva bas Glika

==> Add a reminder to your calendar to do Eruv Tavshilin tomorrow <==

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