[Avodah] A question for the chevre

martin brody martinlbrody at xgmail.com
Sun Feb 10 04:23:05 PST 2013

> A Jew was drafted into the Russian army, and went to the Chofetz Chaim with
> the following shailah: They had given this Jew his choice of two units, one
> where he could eat kosher but would have to be mechalel Shabbos, and
> another where he could keep Shabbos, but would have to eat treif. Which
> should he choose? ...                             The Chofetz Chaim
> explained that he could always hope to be Shomer Shabbos again some day in
> the future, but once one eats the treif, it becomes part of him and it is
> impossible to *totally* cleanse oneself of it.

> Akiva Miller

Of course it's not a true story. What does it mean" impossible to
*totally* cleanse oneself of it."?
What about teshuva? This sort of statement rejects the essence of Judaism!

Martin Brody

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