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Emor: Toledot Adam: Work With Him



The 28th of Nisan is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Yehoshua of Ostrova, son of Rav Shlomo Leib of Lentcha, and author of Toldos Adam (1819-1873). “God said to Moses: Say to the Kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and tell them: Each of you shall not contaminate himself to a dead person among his people (Vayikra 21:1).” “To a dead person among his people,” Rashi explains that this is only if the corpse is still “among his people,” and does not apply to a Meit Mitzvah, a corpse found in middle of nowhere.

 

The one whose Torah study and observance of mitzvot has no life is in the status of a Meit Mitzvah, meaning, it is a mitzvah to work with him and lead him back to the proper path. (Rabbi Yehoshua of Ostrova – Toledot Adam)

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