Love of the Land

For the week ending 22 July 2006 / 26 Tammuz 5766

Avot

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

“There are four types of students: Quick to grasp and quick to forget – his gain is surpassed by his loss. Slow to grasp and slow to forget – his loss is surpassed by his gain. Quick to grasp and quick to forget – his is a poor lot”. — (Avot 5:12)

One who is quick to grasp and quick to forget should review his studies many, many times if he wishes to accomplish something in his learning. He must always bear in mind what our Sages (Masechta Chagigah 9b) tell us about the significance of reviewing even one more time:

“There is no comparison between one who reviews his studies one hundred times and one who reviews them one hundred and one times”.

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