HONESTY & INTEGRITY THE TORAH WAY

May 22nd, 2019

There are a couple of verses in Parshat Behar relating to honesty in business, instructing us not to overcharge others for goods and services, and not to underpay those who provide us with goods and services.

But the Talmudic sages read much more into these verses than simply honesty and fairness in business, extending the directive to how we conduct ourselves overall with our fellow human beings.

Rabbi Dunner focuses on a fascinating statement regarding this ideal in the Talmud, and its confounding interpretation by Rashi. What does honesty actually mean? How does dishonesty interfere with our relationship with God? What are the guiding principles of honesty and truthfulness, and how can we ensure that we match up to what is expected of us?

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