Sunday, August 28, 2011

The seriousness of the Ten Days of Repentance


"Once, during the Ten Days of Repentance, they inquired in the synagogue regarding an object that had been lost. They invoked a cherem [decree excommunicating anyone who knew the object's whereabouts and did not tell]. Mahari Segal was outraged at the person who did this, saying that it is not appropriate to investigate with a cherem during that time period, when people's lives are in jeopardy."

(Maharil, Hilchot Aseret Yemei Teshuvah 5)

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