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April 2, 2017 / conservadox

Dvar Torah- Tzav

“This is the law of the guilt-offering. It is most holy.” (Lev. 7:1).

Miller writes: “The verse can be read as follows: this is the law regarding what makes a person guilty of sin- he feels that he is ‘most holy’. If you feel that you are perfect, you are most likely to sin.”

In other words, pride goeth before a fall.  Yet I constantly have read over the years about why we should be proud to be American, proud to be Jewish, etc.

And the people most likely to favor making wars on other countries also tend to be the ones blathering about “American exceptionalism”- the idea that we are really great.  The more exceptional we feel as Americans, the more likely we are to support bombing the dickens out of the rest of the world.

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