Saturday, June 22, 2013

Should we pursue asceticism?


"This is the way of Torah: Eat bread with salt, drink measured liquid, sleep on the ground, live a life of pain and work in Torah. If you do this, 'You will be fortunate and it will be good for you'"…

(Pirkei Avot 6:4)
"This is not telling the wealthy to live of a life of pain in order to learn Torah. Rather: Even if one only has bread with salt… he should not refrain from involving himself in Torah…"

(Rambam to Avot 6:4) 

Have a great day,

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