Jewish Law implores us to be bold like a tiger! Rather than cower at those who mock our observance of the Torah and Hashem's commandments, we should be strong and steadfast, with full and complete belief in what we're doing, as we see in today's lesson for the whole family. Don't forget to enter our weekly raffle, where we give out free gifts every week - you'll hear the details at the end of the lesson:
All the classic ethics books like Rabbenu Yona's "Gate of Repentance" teach us how terrible mockery is, for mockery, heresy and arrogance always go together. This lesson is for the whole family - enjoy it!
Rebbe Nachman says that any fool can destroy, but it takes a wise man to build. Mocking and making fun of another human being is no sign of cleverness, as we learn today, with a moving story from the Gemara: