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Q:

Can a Jew ever be a rasha?

A:

Well, we have to look in the chumash and ask Moshe Rabbeinu.  And Moshe Rabbeinu said about Korach, “סוּרוּ נָא מֵעַל אָֽהֳלֵי הָֽאֲנָשִׁים הָֽרְשָׁעִים הָאֵלֶּה – Move yourselves away from the tents of these resha’im” (Bamidbar 16:26).   So he called them resha’im. So we see that sometimes a Jew could be a rasha.

There’s no such thing as saying “There’s no resha’im”.  This liberal attitude that everything is excusable cannot be accepted by us.  We have our principles and sometimes you have to call a thing by its name.  And a person who is disloyal to the Torah certainly deserves a certain rebuke.  And if he deserves the name of rasha – it doesn’t mean you have to say it – but you could certainly categorize him in the category of rasha.

TAPE # 625

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