Tuesday, April 2, 2013

48 Ways: #3 - Speak clearly


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The third of the 48 is arichat sefatayim, "arrangement of the lips", or speaking.

Rabbeinu Bechayye explains that this is not about the student, but the teacher. One must find a teacher who is not only learned and wise, but also able to formualte and express ideas clearly, so that students will understand.

Have a great day,

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