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Bring Back that "Ox"



“You shall not see your brother’s ox, or sheep or goat lost and wandering and turn your face from them; you shall surely return them to your brother” (Deuteronomy 22:1).


The Shelah HaKadosh explained that if the Torah teaches that we have a responsibility to return the lost property of others – all the more so must we be concerned about a person whose soul has gotten lost. If we see people who have strayed from the path of Torah, we must not turn away from them and ignore their plight. Rather, we have to try and inspire them and help them return.


By Rabbi Michael Skobac

 

Rabbi Michael Skobac had been involved with Jews for Judaism (Canada) since 1989 and currently serves as its Director of Education and Counselling. He is a leading authority on missionaries, cults and issues relating to Jewish continuity and Jewish spirituality. Rabbi Skobac's publications include Missionary Impossible; Counter-Missionary Survival Guide; The DaVinci Code: A Jewish Perspetive; and Intermarriage: Is There Ligth at teh End of the Tunnel?

 

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