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Searching For Truth

"Pesi yaamin lichol davar" - A fool will believe anything. [Mishlei 14/15]

"When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing — they believe in anything." G.K. Chesterton

I love Yisro. He was relentless!! He didn't want to believe in anything. He wanted TRUTH! He was the High Priest of idolatry. Yisro, points out the Baál Haturim, is equal to the gematria - "komer haya li'avodah zarah" [priest to idolatry]. He tried EVERY religion [see Rashi 18/11]. Nothing satisfied him until he found the Torah. Yisro is also equal to the gematria "ha'torah" [Baál Haturim].

Today when a Jew wants to learn in order to delve deeper and deeper into the truth of Torah his [sometimes even religiously observant] friends and family will tell him to stop wasting his time and start making money. After all, he is told, that is what life is about.

Ahhhhh, the Almighty Dollar supercedes the Almighty.

If we are wary of this poisonous attitude we will not be sucked up by the superficiality of modern society.

"In Hashem We Trust"

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  • I'm Rabbi Ally Ehrman
  • From Old City Jerusalem, Israel
  • I am a Rebbe in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh.
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