Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Humility and Ordination


"Rabbi Zeira hid from ordination, for Rabbi Elazar had said, 'One should always be humble, and thereby live.'

"However, when Rabbi Zeira heard Rabbi Elazar say, 'One does not ascend to great status unless he has been forgiven for all of his sins,' he bolstered his courage [and accepted ordination]."

(Talmud, Sanhedrin 14a)

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