Thursday, May 14, 2009

The love of teaching Torah


Rabbi Akiva made the following comment while jailed by the Romans for the crime of teaching today; he was eventually brutally murdered by his jailers. At one point, Rabbi Akiva refused to teach his student, Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, but he explained:

"My son! More than the calf wishes to drink, the cow wishes to nurse!"

(Talmud, Pesachim 112a)

Have a great day,

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