Tuesday, May 28, 2013

48 Ways: #47 - Learning for the sake of teaching


Pirkei Avot 6:5 teaches that Torah is acquired in 48 ways, which it lists for us. The forty-seventh of the 48 is lomeid al menat l'lamed, learning for the sake of teaching.

Certainly, it has been my experience that I learn with greater depth and clarity when I am preparing material to teach it to others. Further, one who learns in order to teach is forced to consider questions he might otherwise have dismissed as trivial or irrelevant, since the students will want answers. Therefore, learning for the sake of teaching will make one a better student.

Have a great day,

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