Biblical Faith – with Shmuel “Sam” Peak
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Chapter 4 Mishnah 5
Rabbi Yochanan ben Beroka: Whoever desecrates the Name of Heaven in secret…
Since chillul haShem, by definition, causes others to deny G-d’s involvement with the world, how is it possible to desecrate His Name in secret? Who will see? Who will deny G-d’s concern with sin?
One example would be ten Torah scholars assembled in a house, and one stole something. Everyone knows that a Torah scholar stole, but no one knows precisely who the culprit is. Although his identity is a secret at the time that the he desecrates G-d’s Name, by the time of his punishment events will unfold iv a way that all will know who it was.