Posted on | July 29, 2008 | By Guest Contributor | 29 Comments
We all know the pain of being judged and treated as an inferior. Non observant Jews often feel that observant Jews are judging them because they don’t keep the mitzvos. In fact Aish HaTorah says this is one of the four most common reasons that people don’t seek to learn more about Torah Judaism. Aish suggests that we correct this perception by pointing out that only G-d can judge people, we can only judge specific actions like murder, stealing, etc..
But at the end of the day, doesn’t judging specific actions lead to feelings of being judged. It’s interesting to note that non observant people also judge us, but its seems we are less concerned about their judgment than the judgment they feel from us. Why is that?
So what attitudes and character traits can we strengthen to be less judgmental?
How can we get to the point where our acquaintances, friends and families don’t feel judged and thereby threaten by Torah Judaism?