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March 7, 2020 | ื™ืดื ื‘ืื“ืจ ืชืฉืดืค

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Berakhot 64

Today’s shiur is sponsored by a group of women from Kehilath Jeshurun, Manhattan in memory of/lilui nishmato of Elliot Freilich, Eliyahu Daniel ben Bar Tzion David Halevi z”l.

One should not force the moment. Is it better to have a Rosh Yeshiva who has lots of knowledge or one who has good analytical skills? Several statements of Rabbi Avin are brought regarding behavior, hosting Torah scholars, the proper wording to use when parting with someone. Torah scholars do not have rest in this world or the world to come. How can that be viewed positiviely? Torah scholars bring peace to the world.

ืชื•ื›ืŸ ื–ื” ืชื•ืจื’ื ื’ื ืœ: ืขื‘ืจื™ืช

ืฉื ืืžืจ ืคืขืœืชื™ ื”ืฉืžื™ื ื™ ื•ื›ืชื™ื‘ ื›ื™ ื‘ืจื›ื• ืืœื”ื™ื ื›ืœ ืืœื” ืžื‘ื ื™ ืขื‘ื“ ืื“ื ื”ืžื” ื•ื‘ื ื™ื”ื ื•ืื—ื™ื”ื ืื™ืฉ ื—ื™ืœ ื‘ื›ื— ืœืขื‘ื“ื” ืฉืฉื™ื ื•ืฉื ื™ื ืœืขื‘ื“ ืื“ื

as it is stated: โ€œAnd Oved-edom had sonsโ€ฆPeulletai the eighth,โ€ and in the continuation of the same verse it is written: โ€œFor God blessed himโ€ (I Chronicles 26:4โ€“5); apparently, these eight children were the blessing, as it is stated: โ€œAll these were of the sons of Oved-edom; they and their sons and their brethren, able men in strength for the service; sixty-two of Oved-edomโ€ (I Chronicles 26:8). Each of the nine women gave birth to six sons, for a total of fifty-four. If one adds the original eight, there were sixty-two altogether.

ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ื›ืœ ื”ื“ื•ื—ืง ืืช ื”ืฉืขื” ืฉืขื” ื“ื•ื—ืงืชื• ื•ื›ืœ ื”ื ื“ื—ื” ืžืคื ื™ ื”ืฉืขื” ืฉืขื” ื ื“ื—ืช ืžืคื ื™ื•

Rabbi Avin HaLevi said: If one forces the moment and attempts to take advantage of an undeserved opportunity, the moment forces him and he is pushed aside. If one yields to the moment and relinquishes an opportunity that presents itself, the moment yields to him.

ืžื“ืจื‘ื” ื•ืจื‘ ื™ื•ืกืฃ ื“ืจื‘ ื™ื•ืกืฃ ืกื™ื ื™ ื•ืจื‘ื” ืขื•ืงืจ ื”ืจื™ื ืืฆื˜ืจื™ื›ื ืœื”ื• ืฉืขืชื ืฉืœื—ื• ืœื”ืชื ืกื™ื ื™ ื•ืขื•ืงืจ ื”ืจื™ื ืื™ื–ื” ืžื”ื ืงื•ื“ื ืฉืœื—ื• ืœื”ื• ืกื™ื ื™ ืงื•ื“ื ืฉื”ื›ืœ ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ืŸ ืœืžืจื™ ื—ื˜ื™ื ืืฃ ืขืœ ืคื™ ื›ืŸ ืœื ืงื‘ืœ ืขืœื™ื• ืจื‘ ื™ื•ืกืฃ ื“ืืžืจื™ ืœื™ื” ื›ืœื“ืื™ ืžืœื›ืช ืชืจืชื™ืŸ ืฉื ื™ืŸ

This may be derived from an incident involving Rabba and Rav Yosef, as Rav Yosef was Sinai, extremely erudite, and Rabba was one who uproots mountains, extremely sharp. The moment arrived when they were needed; one of them was to be chosen as head of the yeshiva. They sent the following question there, to the Sages of Eretz Yisrael: Which takes precedence, Sinai or one who uproots mountains? They sent to them in response: Sinai takes precedence, for everyone needs the owner of the wheat, one who is expert in the sources. Nevertheless, Rav Yosef did not accept the appointment, as the Chaldean astrologers told him: You will preside as head of the yeshiva for two years.

ืžืœืš ืจื‘ื” ืขืฉืจื™ืŸ ื•ืชืจืชื™ืŸ ืฉื ื™ืŸ ืžืœืš ืจื‘ ื™ื•ืกืฃ ืชืจืชื™ืŸ ืฉื ื™ืŸ ื•ืคืœื’ื

Rabba presided as head of the yeshiva for twenty-two years. After he died, Rav Yosef presided for two and a half years. Though he did not take advantage of the opportunity that presented itself, he ultimately fulfilled that for which he was destined.

ื›ืœ ื”ื ืš ืฉื ื™ ื“ืžืœืš ืจื‘ื” ืืคื™ืœื• ืื•ืžื ื ืœื‘ื™ืชื™ื” ืœื ืงืจื:

The Gemara relates that all those years that Rabba presided, Rav Yosef did not even call a bloodletter to his home. Rav Yosef did not assume even the slightest air of authority, and would go to seek out the bloodletter rather than call upon the bloodletter to accommodate him.

ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ืžืื™ ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ ื™ืขื ืš ื”ืณ ื‘ื™ื•ื ืฆืจื” ื™ืฉื’ื‘ืš ืฉื ืืœื”ื™ ื™ืขืงื‘ ืืœื”ื™ ื™ืขืงื‘ ื•ืœื ืืœื”ื™ ืื‘ืจื”ื ื•ื™ืฆื—ืง ืžื›ืืŸ ืœื‘ืขืœ ื”ืงื•ืจื” ืฉื™ื›ื ืก ื‘ืขื‘ื™ื” ืฉืœ ืงื•ืจื”:

And Rabbi Avin HaLevi said: What is the meaning of that which is written: โ€œThe Lord will answer you on the day of distress; the name of the God of Jacob set you upon highโ€ (Psalms 20:2)? Is God specifically the God of Jacob and not the God of Abraham and Isaac? Rather, from here the general principle is derived: One who owns a beam should approach carrying the thick portion of the beam. A builder, carrying a beam in order to affix it in a building, must calibrate it and measure carefully so that the thick part of the beam fits in its place; so too must Jacob, who fathered and raised the children who would become the people of Israel, continue to pray for them and complete the task of nation-building.

ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ื›ืœ ื”ื ื”ื ื” ืžืกืขื•ื“ื” ืฉืชืœืžื™ื“ ื—ื›ื ืฉืจื•ื™ ื‘ืชื•ื›ื” ื›ืื™ืœื• ื ื”ื ื” ืžื–ื™ื• ืฉื›ื™ื ื” ืฉื ืืžืจ ื•ื™ื‘ื ืื”ืจืŸ ื•ื›ืœ ื–ืงื ื™ ื™ืฉืจืืœ ืœืื›ืœ ืœื—ื ืขื ื—ืชืŸ ืžืฉื” ืœืคื ื™ ื”ืืœื”ื™ื ื•ื›ื™ ืœืคื ื™ ืืœื”ื™ื ืื›ืœื• ื•ื”ืœื ืœืคื ื™ ืžืฉื” ืื›ืœื•

And Rabbi Avin HaLevi said: One who partakes of a meal at which a Torah scholar is present, it is as if he enjoyed the radiant splendor of the Divine Presence, as it is stated: โ€œAnd Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Mosesโ€™ father-in-law before Godโ€ (Exodus 18:12). Did they actually eat before God? Didnโ€™t they eat before Moses?

ืืœื ืœื•ืžืจ ืœืš ื›ืœ ื”ื ื”ื ื” ืžืกืขื•ื“ื” ืฉืชืœืžื™ื“ ื—ื›ื ืฉืจื•ื™ ื‘ืชื•ื›ื” ื›ืื™ืœื• ื ื”ื ื” ืžื–ื™ื• ืฉื›ื™ื ื”:

Rather, this verse comes to tell you that one who partakes in a meal at which a Torah scholar is present, it is as if he enjoyed the radiant splendor of the Divine Presence.

ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ื”ื ืคื˜ืจ ืžื—ื‘ืจื• ืืœ ื™ืืžืจ ืœื• ืœืš ื‘ืฉืœื•ื ืืœื ืœืš ืœืฉืœื•ื ืฉื”ืจื™ ื™ืชืจื• ืฉืืžืจ ืœื• ืœืžืฉื” ืœืš ืœืฉืœื•ื ืขืœื” ื•ื”ืฆืœื™ื— ื“ื•ื“ ืฉืืžืจ ืœื• ืœืื‘ืฉืœื•ื ืœืš ื‘ืฉืœื•ื ื”ืœืš ื•ื ืชืœื”:

And Rabbi Avin HaLevi said: One who takes leave from another should not say to him: Go in peace, but rather, he should say: Go to peace. As we see that, on the one hand, Jethro said to Moses: โ€œGo to peaceโ€ (Exodus 4:18), and Moses ascended and was successful. On the other hand, David said to his son, Absalom: โ€œGo in peaceโ€ (II Samuel 15:9), and Absalom went and was ultimately hanged.

ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ื”ื ืคื˜ืจ ืžืŸ ื”ืžืช ืืœ ื™ืืžืจ ืœื• ืœืš ืœืฉืœื•ื ืืœื ืœืš ื‘ืฉืœื•ื ืฉื ืืžืจ ื•ืืชื” ืชื‘ื•ื ืืœ ืื‘ืชื™ืš ื‘ืฉืœื•ื:

Rabbi Avin HaLevi also said: One who takes leave from a dead person should not say to him: Go to peace, but rather, one should say: Go in peace, as it is stated: โ€œBut you shall go to your fathers in peaceโ€ (Genesis 15:15).

ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืœื•ื™ ื‘ืจ ื—ื™ื™ื ื”ื™ื•ืฆื ืžื‘ื™ืช ื”ื›ื ืกืช ื•ื ื›ื ืก ืœื‘ื™ืช ื”ืžื“ืจืฉ ื•ืขื•ืกืง ื‘ืชื•ืจื” ื–ื•ื›ื” ื•ืžืงื‘ืœ ืคื ื™ ืฉื›ื™ื ื” ืฉื ืืžืจ ื™ืœื›ื• ืžื—ื™ืœ ืืœ ื—ื™ืœ ื™ืจืื” ืืœ ืืœื”ื™ื ื‘ืฆื™ื•ืŸ

Rabbi Levi bar แธคiyya said: One who leaves the synagogue and immediately enters the study hall and engages in Torah study, is privileged to receive the Divine Presence, as it is stated: โ€œThey go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zionโ€ (Psalms 84:8); those who go from a place of prayer to a place of Torah study are privileged to receive a divine revelation in Zion.

ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื—ื™ื™ื ื‘ืจ ืืฉื™ ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ืชืœืžื™ื“ื™ ื—ื›ืžื™ื ืื™ืŸ ืœื”ื ืžื ื•ื—ื” ืœื ื‘ืขื•ืœื ื”ื–ื” ื•ืœื ื‘ืขื•ืœื ื”ื‘ื ืฉื ืืžืจ ื™ืœื›ื• ืžื—ื™ืœ ืืœ ื—ื™ืœ ื™ืจืื” ืืœ ืืœื”ื™ื ื‘ืฆื™ื•ืŸ:

With regard to that same verse, Rabbi แธคiyya bar Ashi said that Rav said: Torah scholars have rest neither in this world nor in the World-to-Come, as in both worlds they are constantly progressing, as it is stated: โ€œThey go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion.โ€

ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืืœืขื–ืจ ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื—ื ื™ื ื ืชืœืžื™ื“ื™ ื—ื›ืžื™ื ืžืจื‘ื™ื ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ืขื•ืœื ืฉื ืืžืจ ื•ื›ืœ ื‘ื ื™ืš ืœืžื•ื“ื™ ื”ืณ ื•ืจื‘ ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ื ื™ืš

Rabbi Elazar said that Rabbi แธคanina said: Torah scholars increase peace in the world, as it is said: โ€œAnd all your children [banayikh] shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your childrenโ€ (Isaiah 54:13). If all the children of Israel are taught of the Lord, there will be peace for all.

ืืœ ืชืงืจื™ ื‘ื ื™ืš ืืœื ื‘ื•ื ื™ืš ืฉืœื•ื ืจื‘ ืœืื”ื‘ื™ ืชื•ืจืชืš ื•ืื™ืŸ ืœืžื• ืžื›ืฉื•ืœ ื™ื”ื™ ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ื—ื™ืœืš ืฉืœื•ื” ื‘ืืจืžื ื•ืชื™ืš ืœืžืขืŸ ืื—ื™ ื•ืจืขื™ ืื“ื‘ืจื” ื ื ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ืš ืœืžืขืŸ ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืณ ืืœื”ื™ื ื• ืื‘ืงืฉื” ื˜ื•ื‘ ืœืš ื”ืณ ืขื– ืœืขืžื• ื™ืชืŸ ื”ืณ ื™ื‘ืจืš ืืช ืขืžื• ื‘ืฉืœื•ื:

The Sages interpreted this verse homiletically: Do not read your children [banayikh], but your builders [bonayikh]. Torah scholars are those who build peace for their generation. As it is stated: โ€œThose who love Your Torah have great peace; there is no stumbling block for themโ€ (Psalms 119:165); and โ€œMay there be peace within your walls, prosperity within your palacesโ€ (Psalms 122:7), because: โ€œFor the sake of my brothers and friends, I shall say: Peace be within you. For the sake of the House of the Lord, our God, I will seek your goodโ€ (Psalms 122:8โ€“9), and โ€œMay the Lord give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peaceโ€ (Psalms 29:11).

ื”ื“ืจืŸ ืขืœืš ื”ืจื•ืื” ื•ืกืœื™ืงื ืœื” ืžืกื›ืช ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช

 

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Berakhot 64

ืฉื ืืžืจ ืคืขืœืชื™ ื”ืฉืžื™ื ื™ ื•ื›ืชื™ื‘ ื›ื™ ื‘ืจื›ื• ืืœื”ื™ื ื›ืœ ืืœื” ืžื‘ื ื™ ืขื‘ื“ ืื“ื ื”ืžื” ื•ื‘ื ื™ื”ื ื•ืื—ื™ื”ื ืื™ืฉ ื—ื™ืœ ื‘ื›ื— ืœืขื‘ื“ื” ืฉืฉื™ื ื•ืฉื ื™ื ืœืขื‘ื“ ืื“ื

as it is stated: โ€œAnd Oved-edom had sonsโ€ฆPeulletai the eighth,โ€ and in the continuation of the same verse it is written: โ€œFor God blessed himโ€ (I Chronicles 26:4โ€“5); apparently, these eight children were the blessing, as it is stated: โ€œAll these were of the sons of Oved-edom; they and their sons and their brethren, able men in strength for the service; sixty-two of Oved-edomโ€ (I Chronicles 26:8). Each of the nine women gave birth to six sons, for a total of fifty-four. If one adds the original eight, there were sixty-two altogether.

ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ื›ืœ ื”ื“ื•ื—ืง ืืช ื”ืฉืขื” ืฉืขื” ื“ื•ื—ืงืชื• ื•ื›ืœ ื”ื ื“ื—ื” ืžืคื ื™ ื”ืฉืขื” ืฉืขื” ื ื“ื—ืช ืžืคื ื™ื•

Rabbi Avin HaLevi said: If one forces the moment and attempts to take advantage of an undeserved opportunity, the moment forces him and he is pushed aside. If one yields to the moment and relinquishes an opportunity that presents itself, the moment yields to him.

ืžื“ืจื‘ื” ื•ืจื‘ ื™ื•ืกืฃ ื“ืจื‘ ื™ื•ืกืฃ ืกื™ื ื™ ื•ืจื‘ื” ืขื•ืงืจ ื”ืจื™ื ืืฆื˜ืจื™ื›ื ืœื”ื• ืฉืขืชื ืฉืœื—ื• ืœื”ืชื ืกื™ื ื™ ื•ืขื•ืงืจ ื”ืจื™ื ืื™ื–ื” ืžื”ื ืงื•ื“ื ืฉืœื—ื• ืœื”ื• ืกื™ื ื™ ืงื•ื“ื ืฉื”ื›ืœ ืฆืจื™ื›ื™ืŸ ืœืžืจื™ ื—ื˜ื™ื ืืฃ ืขืœ ืคื™ ื›ืŸ ืœื ืงื‘ืœ ืขืœื™ื• ืจื‘ ื™ื•ืกืฃ ื“ืืžืจื™ ืœื™ื” ื›ืœื“ืื™ ืžืœื›ืช ืชืจืชื™ืŸ ืฉื ื™ืŸ

This may be derived from an incident involving Rabba and Rav Yosef, as Rav Yosef was Sinai, extremely erudite, and Rabba was one who uproots mountains, extremely sharp. The moment arrived when they were needed; one of them was to be chosen as head of the yeshiva. They sent the following question there, to the Sages of Eretz Yisrael: Which takes precedence, Sinai or one who uproots mountains? They sent to them in response: Sinai takes precedence, for everyone needs the owner of the wheat, one who is expert in the sources. Nevertheless, Rav Yosef did not accept the appointment, as the Chaldean astrologers told him: You will preside as head of the yeshiva for two years.

ืžืœืš ืจื‘ื” ืขืฉืจื™ืŸ ื•ืชืจืชื™ืŸ ืฉื ื™ืŸ ืžืœืš ืจื‘ ื™ื•ืกืฃ ืชืจืชื™ืŸ ืฉื ื™ืŸ ื•ืคืœื’ื

Rabba presided as head of the yeshiva for twenty-two years. After he died, Rav Yosef presided for two and a half years. Though he did not take advantage of the opportunity that presented itself, he ultimately fulfilled that for which he was destined.

ื›ืœ ื”ื ืš ืฉื ื™ ื“ืžืœืš ืจื‘ื” ืืคื™ืœื• ืื•ืžื ื ืœื‘ื™ืชื™ื” ืœื ืงืจื:

The Gemara relates that all those years that Rabba presided, Rav Yosef did not even call a bloodletter to his home. Rav Yosef did not assume even the slightest air of authority, and would go to seek out the bloodletter rather than call upon the bloodletter to accommodate him.

ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ืžืื™ ื“ื›ืชื™ื‘ ื™ืขื ืš ื”ืณ ื‘ื™ื•ื ืฆืจื” ื™ืฉื’ื‘ืš ืฉื ืืœื”ื™ ื™ืขืงื‘ ืืœื”ื™ ื™ืขืงื‘ ื•ืœื ืืœื”ื™ ืื‘ืจื”ื ื•ื™ืฆื—ืง ืžื›ืืŸ ืœื‘ืขืœ ื”ืงื•ืจื” ืฉื™ื›ื ืก ื‘ืขื‘ื™ื” ืฉืœ ืงื•ืจื”:

And Rabbi Avin HaLevi said: What is the meaning of that which is written: โ€œThe Lord will answer you on the day of distress; the name of the God of Jacob set you upon highโ€ (Psalms 20:2)? Is God specifically the God of Jacob and not the God of Abraham and Isaac? Rather, from here the general principle is derived: One who owns a beam should approach carrying the thick portion of the beam. A builder, carrying a beam in order to affix it in a building, must calibrate it and measure carefully so that the thick part of the beam fits in its place; so too must Jacob, who fathered and raised the children who would become the people of Israel, continue to pray for them and complete the task of nation-building.

ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ื›ืœ ื”ื ื”ื ื” ืžืกืขื•ื“ื” ืฉืชืœืžื™ื“ ื—ื›ื ืฉืจื•ื™ ื‘ืชื•ื›ื” ื›ืื™ืœื• ื ื”ื ื” ืžื–ื™ื• ืฉื›ื™ื ื” ืฉื ืืžืจ ื•ื™ื‘ื ืื”ืจืŸ ื•ื›ืœ ื–ืงื ื™ ื™ืฉืจืืœ ืœืื›ืœ ืœื—ื ืขื ื—ืชืŸ ืžืฉื” ืœืคื ื™ ื”ืืœื”ื™ื ื•ื›ื™ ืœืคื ื™ ืืœื”ื™ื ืื›ืœื• ื•ื”ืœื ืœืคื ื™ ืžืฉื” ืื›ืœื•

And Rabbi Avin HaLevi said: One who partakes of a meal at which a Torah scholar is present, it is as if he enjoyed the radiant splendor of the Divine Presence, as it is stated: โ€œAnd Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Mosesโ€™ father-in-law before Godโ€ (Exodus 18:12). Did they actually eat before God? Didnโ€™t they eat before Moses?

ืืœื ืœื•ืžืจ ืœืš ื›ืœ ื”ื ื”ื ื” ืžืกืขื•ื“ื” ืฉืชืœืžื™ื“ ื—ื›ื ืฉืจื•ื™ ื‘ืชื•ื›ื” ื›ืื™ืœื• ื ื”ื ื” ืžื–ื™ื• ืฉื›ื™ื ื”:

Rather, this verse comes to tell you that one who partakes in a meal at which a Torah scholar is present, it is as if he enjoyed the radiant splendor of the Divine Presence.

ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ื”ื ืคื˜ืจ ืžื—ื‘ืจื• ืืœ ื™ืืžืจ ืœื• ืœืš ื‘ืฉืœื•ื ืืœื ืœืš ืœืฉืœื•ื ืฉื”ืจื™ ื™ืชืจื• ืฉืืžืจ ืœื• ืœืžืฉื” ืœืš ืœืฉืœื•ื ืขืœื” ื•ื”ืฆืœื™ื— ื“ื•ื“ ืฉืืžืจ ืœื• ืœืื‘ืฉืœื•ื ืœืš ื‘ืฉืœื•ื ื”ืœืš ื•ื ืชืœื”:

And Rabbi Avin HaLevi said: One who takes leave from another should not say to him: Go in peace, but rather, he should say: Go to peace. As we see that, on the one hand, Jethro said to Moses: โ€œGo to peaceโ€ (Exodus 4:18), and Moses ascended and was successful. On the other hand, David said to his son, Absalom: โ€œGo in peaceโ€ (II Samuel 15:9), and Absalom went and was ultimately hanged.

ื•ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืื‘ื™ืŸ ื”ืœื•ื™ ื”ื ืคื˜ืจ ืžืŸ ื”ืžืช ืืœ ื™ืืžืจ ืœื• ืœืš ืœืฉืœื•ื ืืœื ืœืš ื‘ืฉืœื•ื ืฉื ืืžืจ ื•ืืชื” ืชื‘ื•ื ืืœ ืื‘ืชื™ืš ื‘ืฉืœื•ื:

Rabbi Avin HaLevi also said: One who takes leave from a dead person should not say to him: Go to peace, but rather, one should say: Go in peace, as it is stated: โ€œBut you shall go to your fathers in peaceโ€ (Genesis 15:15).

ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืœื•ื™ ื‘ืจ ื—ื™ื™ื ื”ื™ื•ืฆื ืžื‘ื™ืช ื”ื›ื ืกืช ื•ื ื›ื ืก ืœื‘ื™ืช ื”ืžื“ืจืฉ ื•ืขื•ืกืง ื‘ืชื•ืจื” ื–ื•ื›ื” ื•ืžืงื‘ืœ ืคื ื™ ืฉื›ื™ื ื” ืฉื ืืžืจ ื™ืœื›ื• ืžื—ื™ืœ ืืœ ื—ื™ืœ ื™ืจืื” ืืœ ืืœื”ื™ื ื‘ืฆื™ื•ืŸ

Rabbi Levi bar แธคiyya said: One who leaves the synagogue and immediately enters the study hall and engages in Torah study, is privileged to receive the Divine Presence, as it is stated: โ€œThey go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zionโ€ (Psalms 84:8); those who go from a place of prayer to a place of Torah study are privileged to receive a divine revelation in Zion.

ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื—ื™ื™ื ื‘ืจ ืืฉื™ ืืžืจ ืจื‘ ืชืœืžื™ื“ื™ ื—ื›ืžื™ื ืื™ืŸ ืœื”ื ืžื ื•ื—ื” ืœื ื‘ืขื•ืœื ื”ื–ื” ื•ืœื ื‘ืขื•ืœื ื”ื‘ื ืฉื ืืžืจ ื™ืœื›ื• ืžื—ื™ืœ ืืœ ื—ื™ืœ ื™ืจืื” ืืœ ืืœื”ื™ื ื‘ืฆื™ื•ืŸ:

With regard to that same verse, Rabbi แธคiyya bar Ashi said that Rav said: Torah scholars have rest neither in this world nor in the World-to-Come, as in both worlds they are constantly progressing, as it is stated: โ€œThey go from strength to strength, every one of them appears before God in Zion.โ€

ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ืืœืขื–ืจ ืืžืจ ืจื‘ื™ ื—ื ื™ื ื ืชืœืžื™ื“ื™ ื—ื›ืžื™ื ืžืจื‘ื™ื ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ืขื•ืœื ืฉื ืืžืจ ื•ื›ืœ ื‘ื ื™ืš ืœืžื•ื“ื™ ื”ืณ ื•ืจื‘ ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ื ื™ืš

Rabbi Elazar said that Rabbi แธคanina said: Torah scholars increase peace in the world, as it is said: โ€œAnd all your children [banayikh] shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your childrenโ€ (Isaiah 54:13). If all the children of Israel are taught of the Lord, there will be peace for all.

ืืœ ืชืงืจื™ ื‘ื ื™ืš ืืœื ื‘ื•ื ื™ืš ืฉืœื•ื ืจื‘ ืœืื”ื‘ื™ ืชื•ืจืชืš ื•ืื™ืŸ ืœืžื• ืžื›ืฉื•ืœ ื™ื”ื™ ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ื—ื™ืœืš ืฉืœื•ื” ื‘ืืจืžื ื•ืชื™ืš ืœืžืขืŸ ืื—ื™ ื•ืจืขื™ ืื“ื‘ืจื” ื ื ืฉืœื•ื ื‘ืš ืœืžืขืŸ ื‘ื™ืช ื”ืณ ืืœื”ื™ื ื• ืื‘ืงืฉื” ื˜ื•ื‘ ืœืš ื”ืณ ืขื– ืœืขืžื• ื™ืชืŸ ื”ืณ ื™ื‘ืจืš ืืช ืขืžื• ื‘ืฉืœื•ื:

The Sages interpreted this verse homiletically: Do not read your children [banayikh], but your builders [bonayikh]. Torah scholars are those who build peace for their generation. As it is stated: โ€œThose who love Your Torah have great peace; there is no stumbling block for themโ€ (Psalms 119:165); and โ€œMay there be peace within your walls, prosperity within your palacesโ€ (Psalms 122:7), because: โ€œFor the sake of my brothers and friends, I shall say: Peace be within you. For the sake of the House of the Lord, our God, I will seek your goodโ€ (Psalms 122:8โ€“9), and โ€œMay the Lord give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peaceโ€ (Psalms 29:11).

ื”ื“ืจืŸ ืขืœืš ื”ืจื•ืื” ื•ืกืœื™ืงื ืœื” ืžืกื›ืช ื‘ืจื›ื•ืช

 

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