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The expectation that certain behaviors will generally produce certain results is an intuitive part of the human psyche. The notion of things happening randomly is generally treated as something unsettling. The conundrum of randomness is felt most acutely when one believes in G-D’s providential involvement with His creation. The expectation is that one’s behavior to the degree it conforms to G-D’s…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on April 30, 2010 at 10:32pm — No Comments
Avoth D’ Rabbi Natan (Chapter 22) discusses this Mishnah .The relationship between the intellect, character and behavior is fascinating as one can be quite clever but reckless or capable of comprehending and conceiving of the most sublime of concepts and solve the most elusive of problems while engaging in the most base of behaviors.…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on April 23, 2010 at 7:15am — No Comments
Rabbi Eliezer’s teaching is curious. How is it read? Was the Rabbi making several statements or a single piece of interrelated instruction.
The trend of commentaries seem to view the Mishnah as a solid piece of advice. Rabbi Nachman of Breslev…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on April 16, 2010 at 6:11am — No Comments
Avtalyon’s ZT’L ZY’A statement is fascinating as it is obvious. Certainly one teaching Torah should take care to transmit one’s lessons in a faithful manner. Failing to do so and leaving one’s lessons ambiguous allowing one’s students to draw conclusions contrary to moral and mores of Judaism would be a recipe for exile, for a distortion in the chain of transmission stretching from…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on April 9, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments