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Monday, March 7, 2016

Judging Favorably


Many people might think that the construct of always judging others favorably was introduced by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov (-in the famous teaching of Likutay Moharan 282). The truth is that according to Maimonides it is one of the 613 commandments of the Torah, and even those who argued that it isn't, didn't necessarily dispute it's origins explicit in the Torah, rather they felt that it didn't meet the criteria to be counted in the 613 (-the Torah has a great deal more than  613 commandments, and very complex treatises have been authored to prove which commandments are included in the 613, most notably, Sefer Hamitzvos of Maimonides, with Nachmanides rebuttal and convictions), and at the very least everyone agrees that it is a rabbinical injunction. Rabbi Nachman simply made this commandment feasible, he revealed its nature and character, its importance, power, and role, and incorporated it into his complete system of life of devotion to HY, praying for everything especially for each holy teaching.

This is what was said in Breslov, Moshe Rabbainu (Moses) received the entire Torah at Sinai and gave it to Israel, but keeping and living the entire Torah, that is through Na Nach Nachma Nachman MeUman!

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