And the innocent get caught in the maelstrom

It seems Glen Beck must be exposing some raw nerves. His expose of George Soros stimulated a reaction in the Jewish Community. The Lid calls it a Loshen Hora.

I hope that the 400 rabbis who have committed this Loshen Hora, caused all of this shame and have desecrated the name of god Chillul Hashem
(desecration of God’s name) realize the error of their ways, not that their offense could ever be totally rectified.

What’s the deal? It is like Beck exposing a well regarded leftist professor’s call for violent revolution being called provoking violence – just for exposing what the professor actually said. In this case it is also accusing Beck without substance to support the accusation. It appears that 400 Rabbis shamed themselves because they were coerced to condemn Beck without conducting even minor due diligence. The Lid expects better from leaders in his religious cohort and describes why he thinks they shamed themselves.

As an old Chasidic tale teaches: A man once went around spreading lies about the rabbi. Eventually he began to feel remorse for the wrong he had done. He went to the rabbi and begged his forgiveness, saying he would do anything to make amends. The rabbi said, “Take a feather pillow, cut it open, and scatter the feathers to the winds.” The man followed the request gladly. When he told the rabbi that he had done the task, the rabbi said, “Now, go try and gather the feathers.” The man said, “But Rabbi I cannot gather the feathers they are all scatter to the winds.” The Rabbi replied, “Exactly! You cannot take back the damage your words have done, the same way you cannot than recollect
the feathers.”

We have many who need to be out gathering feathers, it seems.

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