Reality TV - Rav Aviner vs. Rav Sherlo
rvn2590 22 Feb 2012
Rav Sherlo has a different viewpoint. Religious Jews as good role models in the public eye is a kiddesh HaShem.
Who is right on this issue? - Rav Aviner or Rav Sherlo.
Savannah 23 Feb 2012
Rentsy 23 Feb 2012
Then I read your post.
'God's name can be sanctified through reality TV' is a great headline.
"If following the show, society has learned something positive about relationships, loyalty, health coherence and the like – that is important," he writes. "And it is important whether it’s called the sanctification of Hashem or not."
Now, I admit - if before this, you had asked me if on a given hashkafic issue, if I was more likely to agree with Rav Cherlow or Rav Aviner, I'd know that the answer would probably be Rav Cherlow. And I do indeed agree with Rav Cherlow.
Reading the article, I'm reminded of the Gemara, Yoma 86a (Quoted from http://halakhah.com/)
Abaye explained: As it was taught: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God,19
i.e., that the Name of Heaven be beloved because of you. if someone studies Scripture and Mishnah,
and attends on the disciples of the wise, is honest in business,20 and speaks pleasantly to persons,
what do people then say concerning him? ‘Happy the father who taught him Torah, happy the
teacher who taught him Torah; woe unto people who have not studied the Torah; for this man has
studied the Torah look how fine his ways are, how righteous his deeds! . Of him does Scripture say:
And He said unto me: Thou art My servant, Israel, in, whom I will be glorified.21