Word of the day: Isaiah on his generation’s corruption
Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
I’d like to modify my statement about today’s Haredi communities in “The entire story of the psychopath Yosef Ruach”. Even though giluy arayoth is seemingly more prevalent today than most Jewish epochs, the Jewish world as a whole has not yet reached the level of Sodom and Gomorrah, only almost. But the enablers of especially the closed communities are certainly on the way to create a very flourishing sodomitical culture. Also the Prophet Isaiah compared his generation to Sodom and Gomorrah, while he says clearly they kept the Sabbath and prayed etc. (I recommend you to read the entire chapter 1 and ponder on it). What he accused them of was corruption, bad deeds and not performing justice for the abused and poor. We can say along with him: Were it not for a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, we should have been like unto Gomorrah.
This way we are certainly no better than the nations of the world. They engage in immorality, because they have no moral codes or out of religious hypocrisy. We as Haredi do it mainly because of the latter. (It is axiomatic that the religious hypocrites are not following the moral codes they espouse). What I am trying to get at is that were we to in truth follow the Torah, we would strive to eradicate evil from our midst, as when Pinchas killed the Zimri and Kozbi for their immorality. How much more so should we eradicate pedophiles from our midst? And if we do not, we are allowing it to flourish, and our Torah is lost.