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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Not Infallible

I find it quite ironic (read "Min Hashamayim") that while the cardinals are attempting to install their "infallible" pope (an oxymoron if I ever heard one), we are in the midst of Parshat Vayikra, where we read:

 אִם הַכֹּהֵן הַמָּשִׁיחַ יֶחֱטָא

and

אֲשֶׁר נָשִׂיא, יֶחֱטָא.

As it says in Kohelet:  כִּי אָדָם, אֵין צַדִּיק בָּאָרֶץ--אֲשֶׁר יַעֲשֶׂה-טּוֹב, וְלֹא יֶחֱטָא.

As the gemara says, there were only 4 people to have ever lived without sinning: Binyamin, Amram, Yishai, and Kil'av.

5 Comments:

At Wed Mar 13, 05:49:00 PM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new Pope's name is Bergoglio.

Ber is Bar ==> son of

Goglio is Gog ==> Gog

son of Gog ==> from Gog

MAGOG

 
At Wed Mar 13, 05:53:00 PM 2013, Blogger yaak said...

Nice. I think you're onto something.

 
At Wed Mar 13, 08:22:00 PM 2013, Blogger joshwaxman said...

i agree, i think he is on something.

;)

 
At Thu Mar 14, 10:42:00 AM 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jorge Mario Bergogli

Jorge = Goerge = GOG

Bergoglio or Bar-Goglio = Son of Gog = coming from Gog = MAGOG

Mario is male for Maria or Mary. The shoresh is MAR (mem resh) = 240 = Amalek

 
At Wed Mar 20, 12:09:00 PM 2013, Blogger Jacob said...

Good point re: differences bet. Judaism and other religions regarding human fallibility.

Even regarding the "4 people who never sinned", it should be pointed out that the Rambam states in hilkhot Teshuva that everyone has some merits and some sins. Some commentators interpret that Gemara in Bava Batra as saying simply that those 4 people did not die as a result of their sins, but not that they lived a life completely free of sin. (See for ex. Beerot Hamayim Hil. Teshuva 3:1)

 

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