Why does the Metzora specifically take these items? Rashi explains, since he spoke Lashon HaRa and was high and haughty like a cedar tree, he must lower himself like a worm (Tolaas) and a hyssop (Aizov). Maskil L'David asks, why is it necessary for him to use 2 symbolic items to bring him to humility - the Tolaas Shani and the Aizov - wouldn't it have driven home the point with one?
Maskil L'David explains, although by other character traits, we say that a person should take the middle of the road, not going to an extreme on either end of the spectrum, however concerning Gaavah Chazal tell us "Miod Miod Havay Shfal Ruach" - one should be exceedingly humble. It is for that reason that 2 signs of humbleness were used - to stress that the Metzora should be exceedingly humble to atone his sin.
A labour councillor has been suspended for shockingly offensive anti-Semitic tweets, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.
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During a Wednesday speech on privacy at Kenyon College, FBI Director James Comey said he’s anxious enough about the prospect of covert surveillance that he places tape over his computer’s webcam.
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Reflect on three things and you will never come to sin: Know what is above you–
We can't pur tape over our seeing eye.
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The New York Times has published an article titled Blaming Policy, Not Islam, for Belgium’s Radicalized Youth.
Yves Goldstein makes no excuses for Belgium’s failure to find Salah Abdeslam and the other Islamic State recruits who attacked Paris and then bombed Brussels Airport and a subway station.
The problem is not Islam, he insists, but the negligence of government officials like himself in allowing self-contained ethnic ghettos to grow unchallenged,..
...“We have neighborhoods where people only see the same people, go to school with the same people,” he said.
Have we seen people who grew up in Chinatown in a self-contained ethnic ghetto or Jews who grew up in Antwerp in insular societies, attending the same schools, blowing themselves up at airports?
New Challenge for CUNY Over Alleged Anti-Semitism