Monday, May 14, 2007

Reaching Above Your Level

It is forbidden for an unlearned man to practice the lifestyle of the truly pious who impose a variety of restrictive practices on themselves. The reason is that such a person while thinking that he imposes a restriction upon himself which is pleasing in the eyes of Hashem actually contravenes Torah law through his ignorance of what the rules our halachos are based on.

(Ohr HaChaim)