Q and A: Mark Zelunka

INTRODUCTION Q1 – Is it really true that all of the Jewish people have a portion in the world to come?  If everyone got a reward, then the reward would be meaningless?  If everyone would get a reward, then no one would do anything!  (A weird way to start Avos!)

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Mishna 7 Elchanan Shoff

Mishna 7 “The more torah, the more life, the more yeshiva, the more wisdom. The more advice one takes from elders, the more wisdom, the more charity, the more peace.” Sources 1.      Sanhedrin 26b – The torah is called Toshia, for it weakens (mateshes) the strength of a

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Mishna 6 Elchanan Shoff

Mishna 6 part 2 “He [hillel] also saw a skull floating on the water. He said to it, because you drowned others, you were drowned, and those who drowned you will be drowned.” [Note: It has come to my attention that lately there has been confusion regarding

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Mishna 5 Elchanan Shoff

Mishna 5 “A boor can not be sin-fearing, nor can an unlearned person be righteous, a bashful person will not learn, and a short-tempered person can not teach…” Sources 1)      Rashi (see R. Yonah) A boor is someone who does not even know much about this world. He

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Mishna 2 Mordechai Rottman

Mishna Raban Gamliel, the son of Rabbi Yehuda the Prince says: Commendable is the study of Torah accompanied by “derech eretz” (literally, “the way of the land” meaning engaging in an occupation) for the toil of both them together keeps man away from sin. Torah study that

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