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Weekly Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 9

December 17, 2022; 23 Kisleiv, 5783

Parsha “And Yehudah said to his brothers, ‘What is the gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood? Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, but our hand shall not be upon him, for he is our brother, our flesh." (Bereishis 37:26-27)

In the battle for truth, we must be aware of a human frailty that often colors a person’s decision making and account for it when convincing a person to do the right thing and to see things objectively. The human frailty of which we will speak is the harboring of Negi’os (prejudices and biases) and how it warps one’s way of thinking. It is also important to realize that often, people are either unaware of their own biases or feel that their biases do not affect them. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that only 1 in 661 people feel that they have more biases than the average person...


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