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On the Torah Trail: Love Honesty

Rochel Gross

The mishnah in Pirkei Avos (6:6) tells us of 48 ways to acquire Torah. Together, we explore some of them.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

“Honesty is the best policy.”

Well, that slogan is certainly true, especially for a Torah Jew. Loving honesty and honest people is another one in our series on the 48 special traits essential for acquiring Torah.

The “stamp of Hashem” is truth, we are told in the Talmud. The Torah is truth. If we want to study and understand the Torah, we have to think truthfully, speak truthfully, and act truthfully. There is absolutely no room for dishonesty in a Yid’s life. We do not deceive others and we do not deceive ourselves.

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