USC MATH 108 - Bein Adam L'Chavero Night Kollel - R' Berkovits (111 pages)

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Bein Adam L'Chavero Night Kollel - R' Berkovits



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Bein Adam L'Chavero Night Kollel - R' Berkovits

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University of Southern California
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Math 108 - Precalculus
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HILCHOS BEIN ADAM L CHAVERO BOOK NUMBER 1 Book 1 Topic 1 M Dvar Sheker Tirchak R Berkovits at Ner LeElef 28 Aug 09 Two sides of Bein Adam LChavero 1 Chessed lo sisneh etc and 2 Business ethics After the tax scandals in the US high schools are more open to have a course on business ethics To this end we will learn four topics related to integrity The topics of truth and falsehood are essential in teaching anything related to business ethics The problem is that there seems to be hetterim and people conclude like they do by lashon harah acc to Chofetz Chaim it s muttar to lie if you have a goal In Beis Din 1 Shavuos 30b gives 13 cases learnt from the verse mdvar sheker Sfas Emes in Shoftim points out that in no other mitzvah does the Torah say to distance from something and the counterpart is justice justice shall you pursue Without integrity others don t know who you are and you don t know who you yourself are since you lie to yourself This gemara lists cases that are not blatant lies Case 1 Do not defend yourself if you actually think you re wrong Many stories are told of ingenious pieces of Torah to defend gedolei yisroel who made mistakes and others who came up with such pieces to defend themselves Case 2 Jeopardising your own sense of what s straight is a lack of your own distancing from falsehood Case there was something muttar but a slight deviation from the truth R Eliashiv said even though it might be muttar do not corrupt your sense of straightness since how will you learn honestly later Case 3 You know he s a thief but since there were never two witnesses he s still a kosher witness Even though I know it s true and he s kosher in Beis Din nevertheless I m using a process in Beis Din that I know would not accept such a person if they knew he was a thief Case 4 The judge has a gut feeling that the witnesses are not telling the truth the judge cannot rule since he must distance himself from falsehood Case 5 You cannot remain silent when you know evidence



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