Thursday, June 28, 2018


Regarding this post.  

Bilaam exclaimed מה טובו אהליך יעקב - How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob!! [Bilaam read too much Shakespere]

Rashi - He saw that the opening of the Jew's tents were not angled towards each other [so people could not peer into the tents of others].

This is a compliment. Today however, the entire thrust of modern society is that people SHOULD see into each others "tents". Part of that is the amount of flesh women expose when they don't get dressed in the morning. And a lot more is Facebook and Instagram etc. etc. where people share with the world in pictures and words what is going on in their personal lives. Then there are journalists [pro and amateur] who spend their lives sniffing out juicy stories exposing the evil people have done in order to earn their salary, get ahead and make a name for themselves. It is, in a sense, cannibalism without using knives and forks. They kill and dismember people - verbally. We must remember that not a few people have committed suicide because of public shaming.