Friday, July 19, 2019

Vort For Parshas Bolok

Parshas Hashavua Balak

           עריות גזל לשון הרע*

Bava Basra 165a

אר"י אמר רב רוב בגזל ומיעוט בעריות והכל בלשון הרע

The אגדות מהרש"א explains, "There are three types of עבירות.
 ממון [גזל]  1)
 גוף [עריות]   2
 3   [נשמה [לה"ר

רוב בגזל because most lust money (sinful monies)

ומיעוט בעריות more than for sinful bodily lusts.

והכל בלשון הרע There aren't any people** who can keep
their Neshama 100%clean as the day it was given to them.
By the time one gives back the Neshama it is dusty (dirty)
with אבק לשון הרע"

The Netziv (העמק דבר) writes it says ויען בלעם
because בלעם cried when he was offered all
this כבוד and realized he couldn't get it.

Mori V'Rabi Harav Hagaon R. Shlomo Miller Shlita
said. that Bilam's תאוות הממון was even greater than
his תאוות הכבוד

We know this from Bilam's answer to Balak's
messengers who told Bilam כי כבד אכבדך מאד
( I will shower you with lots of כבוד)

Bilam answered אם יתן - מלא ביתו כסף וזהב
"Even if you give me all the money, (which
is more valuable to me than כבוד) I can't do anything
without Hashem's will.

* דרישה אהע"ז כ"ה ב'
**The Chofetz Chaim (שמירת הלשון שער התבונה ט"ו) 
qualifies this statement
***  נשמה

Vort For Parshas Balak - A Torah Matzav 

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