Arik S. wrote:It's possible however, that people may not have much in the way of Torah knowledge and may be violating a law and be unaware of the importance of it.
Yes, it's possible of course.
I have a few issues with even that though: If they don't keep Shabbos because they don't know the laws, but they understand that there is a Shabbos. Then they can fall into a category of fools... they should take the time to understand what Shabbos is and it's laws... especially if the KNOW there is Shabbos.
If they don't know there is a Shabbos, then they are still liable... but at a different level. You'd think that if they have yiras Hashem they'd try and get educated.
You know as well as I do Arik that there are those Jews who have decided that they want what they want, and it doesn't include being Shomer Shabbos.
The Rav said something that is very beautiful as well as direct and to the point: Torah is like a fine piece of China. It is beautiful, yet ancient. When people want to do something "different", they break a piece off, because that's the piece they want... now they have not only broken it, but defiled it. The "new" piece they broke off isn't beautiful, it's a shard, a piece. The piece of fine china that isn't whole, is then, less. And that is what happens to Torah IMO.... generation after generation of taking pieces of Torah away lessens it's kedushah...
That's why we as Jews need to be adamant about keeping it whole and adhering to it as best as we can.
Hope you had a good Shabbos, gut voch.