Tuesday, October 07, 2008

No Comparison

It is not possible objectively to compare men in terms of their transgressions, because this is not the correct gauge of worth. One should compare them on the basis of the degree of effort required to overcome temptation. What for one person is a terrible temptation, on account of his personality or history, is for another of no import whatsoever.

(Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz)