[Avodah] Ameilus BeTorah - Tikkun HaMidos - Gra

Micha Berger micha at aishdas.org
Sun Jun 26 14:51:20 PDT 2022

On Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 02:38:22PM +1000, Rabbi Meir G. Rabi wrote:
> Somehow it seems to be linked to the PURPOSE of the Torah, which the Gra
> says is Tikkun HaMidos
> What is that link?
> I am unsure R Micha how you are addressing that Q.

I have not. I have limited my comments to saying that the link you
give is neither in Even Sheleimah nor could be implied in ES, since
the book itself says that ameilus beTorah would make bad middos worse,
not fix them!

But since you do ask, Rava or R Chisda (Berakhos 5a) talks about the
possibility of bitul Torah being the cause of nisyonos, not that ameilus
beTorah being central to preventing them.

So, perhaps we should be looking about how wasting an opportunity to
learn is destructive. And not how ameilus fixes things.

Tir'u baTov!

Micha Berger                 Man is capable of changing the world for the
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