Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Intent and Action


"Gd does not consider a wicked plan equivalent to a wicked deed."

This means that a person who plans to do something wrong, but is unsuccessful, is not considered to have performed the act.

The Talmud notes one exception to the rule: Idolatrous thoughts.

(Talmud, Chullin 142a)

Have a good day,

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