Monday, April 8, 2013

48 Ways: #8 - Humility


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The eighth of the 48 is anavah, humility.

Humility is necessary in order to function a good student; one who views himself as knowing more than others will be less open to new perspectives. Also, as noted by Rabbeinu Bechayye, one who lacks humility will have difficulty acknowledging his errors and changing his mind.

Have a great day,

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