In a letter he sent to his disciples the rabbi warned against false prophets who returned in this incarnation "and take the distress of the people of Israel" • Regarding most of the amulets he said: "The harm is great for the benefit"
Yeshiva Shuva Israel
Rabbi Josiah Pinto, head of the patriarchal tribunals in Morocco, is known for his fierce opposition to the "fortune tellers" and mystics, whom he defines as "false prophets," he said, going to them violates a strict prohibition of "do not guess."
In a letter he sent to his students yesterday (Monday), he came out again against the phenomena and called for staying away from them.
"Here is a mitzvah for us to know that we are in an orphaned generation and a very difficult generation. And many of the incarnations of the false prophets who were in the time of the prophets Who will direct us, "wrote Rabbi Pinto.
"Man must be innocent with the name, that his whole life will be built only on the Holy Torah and know that there are no shortcuts in the Torah, and all the prophets of Baal of the generation are a complete danger and consume the vineyard."
Rabbi Pinto elaborated on what is allowed and what is forbidden in his eyes: "Receiving a blessing is an important thing. And according to the Gemara, whoever has a patient in his house will go to the sage. And demand there, a sage holds a yeshiva. ...
"And some people who do not know what a blessing is, bless people and damage the upper root and wanted to mend and be found corrupt. We must know that the Torah of Gd is innocent, the Torah is innocent.
And in our generation that everything is mixed, the good and the bad, the white and the black, the danger is great.
And many of the amulets are better left in the genizah, because their harm outweighs the benefit.
"Certainly an amulet from the expert is allowed on Shabbat, but who do we have an amulet from the expert today?"
"Man must be innocent with God.
And the person will not complain that he is innocent, what will he do that there are people who do deceptive deeds and he believes in Gd and they stumble him and he is not guilty.