Monday, May 20, 2013

48 Ways: #39 - Share the burden of others


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The thirty-ninth of the 48 is nosei b'ol im chaveiro, that one bear the burdens of others with them.

As we have said for other items in this list, this attribute may be understood as part of the refined character necessary for success in Torah study. However, one might also take it as part of the learning process; one who feels a responsibility to help others in their studies will learn a great deal in aiding them.

Have a great day,

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