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WHAT IS UHURA?

 
 
Rabbi Bloomenstiel,
 
Hello.
 
I am in awe of your accomplishments. Just wanted to let you know that.
 
My question has to do with something you mentioned some time ago, "spiritual pride”, to which you applied a term which sounded like “uhura”.
 
I’ve looked for articles on the subject, without success. Could you point me in the right direction? Is there a standard transliteration?
 
Thank you.
 
Daniel
 
Answer:
 
Daniel,
 
Yuhara - see here:
 
http://etzion.org.il/vbm/english/talmud4/11.htm - about halfway down the page.
https://shaashuim.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/yuhara-halachic-methodology-16/
http://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/807183/Jonathan_Ziring/Yuhara-_Between_Chumra_and_Arrogance - Audio
http://www.dinonline.org/2011/08/05/yuhara-laws-of-arrogance/ - Very Good
http://rabbisblog.brsonline.org/avoiding-religious-hubris/
 
Enjoy!
 
Rabbi Bloomenstiel
 

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