Monday, 26 December 2016

Derech Eretz Kodmo l'Torah

by Rabbi Shaul Rosenblatt (See all authors)

‘Human decency precedes religion’ (Leviticus Raba 9:3) A person cannot consider ‘serving God’ if he is not a decent human being in the first place. A criminal cannot become religious to plaster over his past behaviour. Firstly, he must put his past behind him with genuine contrition, then he can consider where his future lies. Bad character, mixed with religion, is the perfect combination that all terror groups seek……and find in abundance.