Sunday, October 14, 2012

The merit of refusing to listen to lashon hara


"Rabbi Yochanan asked: What merit did Yeravam ben Yoash [an apparently wicked king of the 'Yisrael' portion of the Jews] possess, such that he was listed among the [righteous] kings of Yehudah [in Hosheia 1]?

"He refused to accept slander against the prophet Amos [when a plotter falsely claimed that Amos had prophesied a message against him]."

(Talmud, Pesachim 87b)

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