Friday, April 13, 2007

Frum Kids Eating Treif?

The Manchester Rosh Yeshiva, Reb Yehuda Zev Segal  in his sefer Yirah V'Daas, says on Parsha Shmini: The Igra DeKala (Bnei Yisaschor) quotes his Rebbe, Reb Mendel of Rimanov saying: Why do we see good innocent children who stray from the Torah when they grow up? It can be because the food they ate, though kosher in every aspect, was purchased with money earned dishonestly, and this contaminates the neshama like treif food.

3 comments:

Reb Chaim HaQoton said...

The Steipler Gaon, HaRav Yaakov Yisroel Kanievsky, ZT"L wrote in his famous letters that there are three main reasons why people nowadays have more sefikos in emuna (doubts or questions in belief) than they had before. This is what they are:

1) The deghettoization of world Jewry. We now have more exposure to goyim (gentiles) who have various points of view as opposed to living pure lives in which many Jews were secluded from non-Jewish influences.

2) Newspapers. The mass media is filled with kefira (lit. denial), whether it is written out explicitly or is alluded to between the lines.

3) Eating ma'acholos assuros (forbidden foods). Eating such foods causes a pegam (a flaw or blemish) within one's neshama (the most spiritual part of the soul) which causes him to be less au fait to comprehend the deeper secrets of the world.

Anonymous said...

The rambam said it too on his letter to a yemininte rav when he sent him his sefikos in emunah he told him to Chk the schochets knife because only MAchalos assoros can make you ask questions like that

Anonymous said...

similarly i heard a Rabbi say he heard from his rebbe, Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky that a school that gets funds dishonestly cannot be machanach its students in a proper way