Section: Daily Reminder Category: Zechiras Miriam
|A Chanuka Lesson On Lashon Hara|
|One particularly destructive
form of Lashon Hara is when two squabbling Jewish groups turn to
non-Jewish sources and spread Lashon Hara about their rival in order to
gain the upper hand. We forget that no one loves any Jews, and at the
end we are all losers, as the slander is used to punish all of us. |
Infighting between Tzidukim, MisYavnim, and Prushim and reports of rebellion against Antiochus in Yerushalayim prompted his initial vicious attack, which resulted in the death of tens of thousands, and brought his heavy hand down on the Shomrei Torah UMitzvos.
Many years later fighting between Aristobulus and Hyrkanus, the sons of Yannai and Shlomtzion, opened the gated of Yerushalayim to the Roman General Pompei and led to the disintegration of Malchus Bais Chashmonai and eventually the Bais HaMikdash.
The list goes on and on, and continues even today on local and national levels. Oy L'Oisa Busha!
"Zachor Eis Asher Asa Hashem L'Miriam BaDerech B'Tzaischem MiMitzrayim"
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