Saturday, May 25, 2013

48 Ways: #44 - Asking


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The forty-fourth of the 48 is shoeil, asking.

Asking questions, of course, is a fundamental part of the learning process - and yet, it is easily overlooked. Often, due to lack of time, lack of someone to consult easily, lack of comfort in exposing or ignorance or lack of interest, we accept our insufficient understanding rather than inquire. If our goal is to understand poorly, then we have achieved our goal. But if our goal is to learn, then we defeat ourselves.

Have a great day,

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