NOTE: Each day from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur I will be posting an inspiring Jewish text along with a few questions for reflection. Feel free to answer and discuss here, or to use these questions for your own reflection/journaling. These texts are also being posted on my Facebook page
TEXT 9 – Talmud, Pirke Avot 4:1
Ben Zoma said:
Who is wise? One who learns from every person.
Who is mighty? One who subdues his/her own [evil] inclination.
Who is rich? One who rejoices in his/her lot.
Who is to be honoured? One who honors his/her fellow human beings.
QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION
- What is the message of Ben Zoma’s teaching?
- Are there people who you think exemplify these teachings?