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Eradicate Evil

Last week I spoke about eliminating evil and shining light. As a result, I received some comments pondering if destroying evil is not itself simply another act of evil. In life, when true evil happens - such as murder, rape, child abuse - we have two choices - and only two: we are either part of the solution or part of the problem. To do nothing, to be a bystander, to be silent when atrocities occur, is tantamount to complicity.

I share with you the following quote: "In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations." Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn As I stated last week, the Israeli soldiers are fierce in this battle against evil. They are the true heroes. For the rest of us, we need to shine as much light as we can, through prayer and through whatever resources we can offer.

At our essence, we are spiritual beings on a physical journey. We have the power to cultivate an energy of goodness that can transform the world in these hours of darkness.

Light will prevail. G-d be with us.

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