Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What Is Worse - Thought Or Action?

The gemara [Yoma 29a] says הרהורי עבירה קשים מעבירה  - the thoughts about sin are worse than the actual sin!!!

How does that square with the gemara that says that we are not punished for the thoughts of sin - only for the action of sin [Kiddushin 40]? If the thought is worse then why aren't we punished?

See the sefer מעשה חושב of my beloved friend HaRav HaGaon R' Shlomo Einhorn Shlita [from page 90] where he offers 14 resolutions. This wonderful sefer focuses on what we have been discussing recently - the power of thought!:-)