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News Item 335. Mishlei 18-17 (Prejudice)

A new proverb was added to the Mishlei section on Friday August 11.

In every community honest differences of opinion will arise from time to time

regarding a controversial issue. Why do people choose one point of view or another?

The right way to do this would be to dispassionately investigate all the facts and

make a decision based on the view that is supported by the weight of evidence and


Unfortunately that does not always happen. People are often swayed by their prejudices based on the impact of previous experiences. They are locked into attitudes blocking out proper consideration of facts that have more recently come to light.