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Life’s Many Teachers!

Studying Tehillim: Chapter 119 (verses of Mem, part 3)

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In elucidating King David’s humble self-attestation about the development of his wisdom, divergent opinions emerge amongst our classic commentaries: “gained from many teachers” or “far more than what was learnt from them.” Success was achieved because: “G-d's testimonies were his conversation.” This insightful rumination cross-references and then differentiates from a Mishniac teaching attributed to the legendary Ben Zoma drawing on this very verse. Finally, multiple commentaries segue into layered penetrating insight culled from the Chassidic Masters. (Psalm 119, verses 99)
Rabbi Mendel Kaplan is the Spiritual Leader and Executive Director of Chabad Flamingo in Thornhill, Ontario, serving one of Canada’s most dynamic Jewish communities. He also serves as Chaplain of the York Regional Police Service. He is an active member of Toronto’s Vaad HaRabbanim (Council of Orthodox Rabbis), and a voting member of the COR Kashruth Council of Canada’s executive rabbinical board. Rabbi Kaplan is featured regularly on many local television and radio shows. He is a sought after speaker, with hundreds of lectures are on Chabad.org. He and his wife, Faygie, are blessed with eight children. Artistically endowed, the rabbi enjoys drawing, sketching and creating charcoal portraits.

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