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2. The Baal Shem Tov teaches, when you see something wrong in a bad person you should imagine some kind of excuse – such as it’s because he had such a strong Yetzer Hara or because his constitution is so coarse that he doesn’t know how bad the sin is etc. When you do this – you save yourself from being judged – for the truth is anything negative you see in another – one can know that you yourself have this or something similar – that there are those who condemn you or Angels above. And when you find an extenuating circumstance for your friend, this becomes applied to you as well – When in fact you do not get angry with this Sinner, and you attribute his sin to his Yetzer Hara, then when tests come upon you – this will bring about many merits.

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