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Rabbi Chanina the son of Dosa would say: One whose fear of sin takes precedence to his wisdom, his wisdom endures. But one whose wisdom takes precedence to his fear of sin, his wisdom does not endure.

Piety Precedes Wisdom

Piety Precedes Wisdom

Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 3:9

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Piety Precedes Wisdom: Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 3:9

Rabbi Chanina the son of Dosa would say: One whose fear of sin takes precedence to his wisdom, his wisdom endures. But one whose wisdom takes precedence to his fear of sin, his wisdom does not endure.
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Jenny Fla. May 22, 2016

"Chain of goodness" (smile!) what a lovely phrase! And very true. Thank you for another wonderful talk! Reply

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