Friday, February 04, 2011

Becoming a Student of the Degel Machaneh Ephraim

"...and I wrote this for perhaps Hashem will provide that one of my sons or my students will come and understand and expound upon this."

(Degel Machaneh Ephraim, Parshas Beshalach)

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"Anyone who listens to a tzaddik of former times and follows his ways is considered as though he was that tzaddik's student."

(Chovos HaTalmidim, Perek 12)


At February 4, 2011 at 1:27:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year around the yarzeit of the Noam Elimelech, Rav Gamliel Rabinovitz shlita said in a shmuz that whoever learns Tzetel Koton is mamesh a talmid of the Rebbe Reb Meilich

At February 7, 2011 at 7:30:00 AM EST, Anonymous still searching said...

I must respectfully disagree. Without a living tzaddik we do not see the body language ,we do not hear the voice in all its subtleties, and we do not make contact with all the physical, verbal, and non-verbal aspects of the Tzaddik's essence.The tzaddik's teaching as written are critical but there is much more in a deep relationship with another person; friend or tzaddik.


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