Promise little and do much
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|The Shalit Deal and the Dati Leumi World|
|Written by Menachem Ben-Mordechai|
|Wednesday, 07 December 2011 00:00|
By Menachem Ben-Mordechai
In his perush on Tehillim 12:2, Rav Samson Raphael Hirsch zt"l refers to "the most
indispensable instrument in all human relationships - namely the sacredness of the
human word." He further observes:
"Man must be able to put his trust in the opinions, words, and deeds of his fellows. He
must know that his brother's mind recoils from wrong and is dedicated to the welfare of
others. He must be sure that his brother will not say or promise anything other than that
which he feels to be true or possible of fulfillment to the best of his knowledge and that
his deeds are in conformity with his words..."
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 December 2011 13:27|