Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Audio Shiur: Parshat Yitro - The Challenge of Lo Tachmod

Audio Shiur:
Parshat Yitro - The Challenge of Lo Tachmod

The recent commercial frenzy surrounding the Super Bowl (an annual event) highlighted the degree to which Western society is obsessed with wanting things. In the attached commercial, Jerry will go to almost any length not just to get the car, but to be the first to get the care. This seems, at face value, to directly contradict the prohibition against "coveting" the possessions of others. What does Lo Tachmod mean? What's prohibited? And how are we supposed to follow this commandment in the stuff-hoarding society in which we live?

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