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His son, Shimon, would say: All my life I have been raised amongst the wise and I have found nothing better for the body than silence. The essential thing is not study, but deed. And one who speaks excessively brings on sin.

The Value of Silence

The Value of Silence

Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:17

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The Value of Silence: Ethics of Our Fathers: Avot 1:17

His son, Shimon, would say: All my life I have been raised amongst the wise and I have found nothing better for the body than silence. The essential thing is not study, but deed. And one who speaks excessively brings on sin.
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Jenny Florida May 11, 2016

Thank you again...
You inspire me to try and reach my potential.
The thought of today on Chabad.org today was to figure out what kind of animal is inside us.. At post 50 I'm still trying to figure out what I was meant to do and do it.. I liked what you said about Judaism being about losing oneself.. I'm pretty sure you meant ego and not direction.. I'd like to lose my ego and find direction... In the meantime, I'm enjoying these informative & inspirational audio classes and trying to put into practice some of your practical suggestions. Reply

Natalia Buenos Aires, Argentina August 4, 2011

Thank you Thnak you Rabbi for this! What a wonderful lesson! Reply

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