Fools, Frauds and Felons – Religious Hypocrites, Part 1. An overall understanding of what is the Oral Law, Torah Law and Rabbinic Law, and the differences between them. What is a Rabbi, an expert on Law, and how a Rabbi is to interpret and apply the Law (Halakha). The dangers of those calling themselves Rabbis who do not understand the complicated “tapestry” of Halakha, and who mislead people (and themselves) by just proclaiming Law (Halakha) from what they read in a book, instead of by “sitting among the Sages.” Personal examples of deciding laws. The pious fool, one who places his own religiosity above the safety of others. The shrewd wicked man, multiple definitions of how one with a bad heart, can do bad things, all the while appearing to be doing good. The definition of what the Talmud calls an Am HaAretz, (literally, the people of the land), but the term has wide applications from referring to good people who are simply not Sages to being a derogatory insult insinuating stupidity.