Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shoftim - Trusting the sages

Why are we enjoined to follow the words of the sages? What is the secret of why Hashem trusts them? Why are we to follow them even if they tell us something that seems to be against Hashem's will?

Find out in this week's Parsha Podcast.

(Running time: 19:15)


Anonymous said...

And what about when sages disagree rashi rambam and ramban in the 12th century. Those for the secular zionist settelments rav kooke those against satmar rav , those in between lubavitcher rebbe. rabbi akiva fight rome the other sages concede to rome . caleb and jodshua conquer the other 10 sages NO ! rav meir kahane mitzvah take over the land completely , rav yoel wait for mashiach !

Ari Goldwag said...

It fits in beautifully with what I have said. The whole idea is that there are multiple perspectives and that 'ailu v'ailu' - both are true and an equally valid expression of the will of Hashem. As to what an individual should do, and whose opinion he should follow, one is enjoined to choose a single qualified rav and follow his halachic rulings across the board.