Saturday, December 21, 2013

The power of minhag - another source


"And how do we know that custom is substantive? Rava bar Abba cited Rabbi Yochanan citing Rav: Proverbs 1:8 says, 'Listen, my son, to the ethical instruction of your father, and do not reject the teachings of your mother.'"

"ומנלן דמנהגא מילתא היא אמר רבא בר אבא אמר רבי יוחנן אמר רב דכתיב שמע בני מוסר אביך ואל תטוש תורת אמך."

(Sheiltot of Rav Achai Gaon, Vayyakhel 67)

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