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A stupid action - Naso

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019 - 7:36 am

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What does the word “sin” mean to you?

For some, it means shame, for others hell, for other it reminds them of something fun.

According to our Sages, a sin is first and foremost, a very silly action.

I once read a strange letter that was written by a customer to the technical service that produced the user’s manual of the camera he just purchased.

 “Dear Sir, I’m holding the manual that you wrote and that I received along with the new camera I bought. The camera has many buttons, switches and different lights. All of these are mine! How do you dare to tell me what to do with each one? I and only I will decide what to do with each button and what each light means.”

Our Sages tell us that every person who sins is like this silly customer. By ignoring G-d’s Commandments, the user’s manual for the world He created, one can do something bad, corrupted egoistic, catastrophic, hedonistic, contemptuous or cowardly but primarily he does something very silly. 

Let’s be smart. Let’s study the Torah, which includes the user’s manual for this world and for our lives. Let’s think for a bit before we do something: Is this action smart? We usually enjoy most sins, but later regret them…

Shabbat Shalom!

Hanna

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