Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Call for Modesty

(Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD)

Moshe warned Pharaoh of the 10th plague, that being the slaying of the first-born. Pharaoh thought, this plague does not sound so bad, how many first-born children could there possibly be right, several hundred at most? However, Pharaoh forgot how immoral the Egyptian society was, men and women had a number of first born children fathered and mothered by different men and women.
Unfortunately, this trend of promiscuity has become prevalent, and our society has become desensitized by its frequency. Rather than progressing from the primitively promiscuous times of ancient Egypt, our secular society has tainted the beauty of monogamy and modesty in relationships. We must strive as a nation to be the example for the world to follow what constitutes a beautiful monogamous relationship. Moreover, the Torah provides us with the blueprint in how to have and maintain relationships that nourish the body and soul. We need to remind the world once again that modesty in relationship can be reinstituted.

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