Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Daf Yomi - Beitzah 27 - Seeing the teacher

The Gemara states that a disciple said, “May I be privileged to go up to Eretz Yisroel where Rabbi Zeira lives and learn this ruling from the mouth of its master.” The Yerushalmi in Shekalim states that one should always have the image of the author of a ruling before him. Thus, we see that it is of utmost importance that one not only learn from those that are greater than him, but one should see the teacher of a ruling, as the vision of the teacher will inspire him to greater heights in Torah study and in fear of Heaven.