Thursday, July 23, 2009

A reward for humility


"What does this passage mean: 'Small and great are both there, and a slave is free from his master (Job 2)?' Do we not know that small and great will both be there [in the next world, after death]?

"This teaches that one who makes himself small [in other words, one who humbles himself] for words of Torah in this world will become great in the next world, and one who makes himself like a slave in endeavoring to study Torah in this world will be made free in the next world."

(Talmud, Bava Metzia 85b)

Have a good day,

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