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I Know Best

Blogging doesn't make you an expert. Trust me, I know.

Published: January 30, 2010


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Visitor Comments: 17

(17) SusanE, February 15, 2010 6:13 AM

We All Think We are Experts.

Thanks for the Video named 'I Know Best'. It sure hit home with me. Rabbi Salomon, YOU are my Rabbi, you along with 5 or 6 others here at Aish.com. YOU and the Torah Portion, and the other Rabbis are my source of information and knowledge, and the ethics to live by. I don't blog or interface on many sites on the internet. I didn't ask questions when I was little cause I couldn't get answers. But, If I stated a fact, right or wrong, I would get opinions. My family might not have the answer but they would give lots of opinions, then I had to process what I thought the truth was. I come across as a know-it-all, but I don't in fact know very much. I state a opinion in the comments section and hope for someone to challenge it or to give me an answer, but they don't. Some of the other Rabbis have suggested books to read and one has emailed me with some answers. They have been wonderful. You Rabbis are the only place I know where the answers are not only your opinions. The answers are based on Torah and based on fact. Even if sometimes I don't want to agree, I respect the way you give us something to think about. I will have a question and will read the answers from several Rabbis about the subject. Two Rabbis.......Three opinions can also be mentioned here.. lol

(16) elisheva miriam, February 10, 2010 2:57 PM

RABBI'S vs THE YETZER HORA

A rabbi can talk and give advice but if, for instance, a man is mistreating a woman and she takes him to a Rabbi ... the rabbi may not know or understand fully what is going on but gives his advice... or worse yet, does absolutely NOTHING to help the situation - could be the YETZER HORA of the Rabbi, or the man or the woman or everyone involved. ULTIMATELY people have a responsibility to prepare themselves for advise, BOTH the giving and taking. If that does not occur... it will surely be the biggest and most EXPENSIVE waste of time imaginable...often leading to TRAGIC consequences... many lives have been ruined... something to think about eh Rabbi?

(15) Lea, February 5, 2010 3:51 PM

Ask a rabbi? Where are they?

I agree with you 100%, unfortunately also to find a GOOD rabbi is a matter of mazal, like a good doctor or a good lawyer. I didn't have this mazal yet. if you could give me a good rabbi I would very much appreciate it. I have anough questions to ask.

(14) Don Kastner, February 4, 2010 6:08 PM

That is so true....

As a person of 51, I know so much, but at the same time, I know so little. With all the knowledge, I have learn how little I know. My hope is that I never stop learning. It is written in the bible that G-d said "that my people die due to the lack of knowledge". It not exact, but close enough. I appreciate your articles very much. G-d bless.

(13) Anonymous, February 4, 2010 5:08 AM

easier than u think

my husband & i will do no move in our life without consulting our rabbi. u would think- what can a man from a sheltered religious background offer my business, or about working people when he's at the beit- midrash all day. everything is in the tora , so a man who studies it and understands it could offer you the best advice for everything in your life- from business to relationships to parenting to halachic advice. do not underestimate the real rabbis.

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