Tuesday, April 9, 2013

48 Ways: #9 - Joy


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The ninth of the 48 is simchah, joy.

Pirkei Avot 6:4 teaches that one must be prepared to endure material hardship and privation for the sake of his studies, and we have already seen in this list of 48 "ways" that success in Torah study requires reverence. Nonetheless, the student who will succeed is one who feels happy in those studies, believing that he is pursuing a worthwhile goal and enjoying the steps he takes toward that end.

Have a great day,

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