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    Righting wrongs – Ask the Rabbi

    Q. What can be done about the wrongs in the world?

    A. Whichever way we understand the words “the world” – as nature, or as humanity – there are certainly things that appear to be imperfect.

    The Maharal of Prague taught that the human being is capable (and duty-bound) to work on both aspects. He is able to find the areas of incompleteness in nature and use his mind and energies to improve them. He is also able to find the areas of incompleteness in the human character and use his brains and conscience to overcome them.

    By carrying out both tasks he shows his superiority over every other element in creation.

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