Judging Others Favorably
All year long, and especially during Elul and Tishrei, it is important to judge people favorably – הוי דן כל אדם לכף זכות. Join Rabbi Dovid Fink and study the opinions of the great rabbis defining when we should accept that others are guilty of sin and when we should judge them favorably.
Judging Others Favorably: Lesson 1
In this course: The Rabbis instruct us to always think well of everyone and to judge everyone favorably (הוי דן כל אדם לכף זכות). Does this mean that we should not ask for recommendations when hiring a babysitter? And how should we relate to a babysitter whom we suspect of child abuse? Should we lock our doors to keep out thieves, or should we have trust that everyone is good? Should we assume that all charity organizations are run for the benefit of the poor and deserve our support, or should we be suspicious of their motives and refrain from supporting them? And what should we say about a rabbi who is accused of sin?
In addition to being one of Rabbi Brovender's first students, Rabbi Dovid Fink is an outstanding expertﾠand teacher of Halacha. Rabbi Fink received his Rabbinic ordination from ITRI and the Mir and was awarded his Ph.D in Semitic Languages and Linguistics from Yale University. Rav Fink has taught thousands of students from all over the world for over 35 years.