Friday, August 18, 2006

Torah as a drug

I came across these words today in my Daf Yomi reading (Yoma 72b):

And this is reflected by that which Rava said: Where one uses [the Torah] skillfully, it is a drug of life, but where one uses it unskillfully, it is a drug of death.

I think we can see the reality of these words being played out all around us today in how religion is being abused to create hatred and death, instead of love and life.

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