By Rabbi Michael Skobac
“Josef said to the wife of Potiphar who was trying to seduce him: How can I do this great evil and sin against G-d?” (Genesis 39:9).
Since she'd be cheating on her husband and committing the sin of adultery, Josef should have said: How could we do this great evil and sin against G-d?
Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa answered that Josef didn't want to put himself together with her at all - even in mere speech.
Brought 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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