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Pirkei Avot-Three Weeks-Teachers Print E-mail
Written by Machberes Avodas Hashem   

Three-Weeks-Churban-Mourning-TempleThe Chatam Sofer said, " We read in Pirkei Avot (3:21), ' Where there is no knowledge there is no understanding.' Knowledge is acquired from a teacher, understanding from a person's own mind. Understanding, however, must be based upon knowledge to be correct. Very seldom are original ideas correct unless the thinker has learned the rules of logic and the laws of derivation formulated by experienced sages.” (Chut ha-Meshulash)

 

iCelebrate-Tisha b’Av: In the opening Kinah of Tisha b'Av night, we say, “We have become orphans with no father.” We have lost the teachers who can transmit the knowledge necessary for us to use our understanding.

iAttach-Amidah: In the fourth blessing of the Amidah, when we pray for knowledge and understanding, we should insert a prayer for the part of Redemption that will restore our teachers of knowledge so that we will be able to fully use our understanding.

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