Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, of blessed memory, might either be the most courageous and heroic figure of Israel's history, or the most misguided and despised. Indeed, many in politics who live their lives so openly leaved mixed legacies. From a spiritual point of view, how do we judge such a person? Some say we should not judge anyone and leave that to God, while others say that when we do judge, it should be with certain things in mind. Listen and ask yourself the question. What would you answer?
I also follow up on last week's discussion of Israel's Chief Rabbinate and their rejection of status letters from Rabbis of the Rabbinical Council of America, and how that got resolved in a satisfying way.
At the end, one powerful lesson from Moses' father in law Yitro (Jethro).
Wishing everyone a great week, keep that derech eretz thing going my friends, and be in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org Shalom!