Tuesday, 11 August 2015

nedarim 62

a scholar shouldn't use his crown to gain honours and privileges in this world.

except for taking the first portion and not paying taxes.

The Talmudic rabbis warn against using their Torah knowledge, their learning should be done for it's own sake and not become something that is a means to a living, honours etc. Their's is a special work, and unlike other workers, these rabbis rule that Torah scholars are exempt from all sorts of taxes.

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