Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Count Your Blessings

Words by Rabbi David Hanania Pinto

It is incredible how the nature of a person is to search for segulot and seek to receive blessings from great people for success in their livelihood. What are all the segulot and blessings worth if chas v’shalom he is accustomed to sinning in lashon hara and gossip? 

This causes one to suffer the curse explicitly written in the Torah “Accursed is one who strikes his fellow stealthily,” which is referring to lashon hara, as Rashi explains. 

Chazal say [Shevuot 36a] “Arur [a curse] may imply excommunication, curse, or oath.” 

These words were not declared only by a single individual, but through the consent of all of Yisrael, together with the Kohanim and Leviim. 

Thus, through lashon hara he cancels the benefits of the blessings.

Two interesting articles you may enjoy:

Nibirur: Why More Light, More Illness

I Am Unapologetically A Covered Woman


Anonymous said...

See "Life Insurance and Loshon Hora":

Devorah said...

that's great, thank you.

Leah said...

Devorah, I was having a difficult time with someone and I looked on your site and saw this and knew it was a sign.
Thank you.