Tonight we count the following day of the Omer:
Pirkei Avot 6:6 tells us: Greater is learning Torah than the priesthood and than royalty, for royalty is acquired by thirty stages, and the priesthood by twenty-four, but the Torah by forty-eight things.
The 45th way is: Who learns in order to teach
From our community:
Consider this article from the May 14th, 1863 edition of The Highland Weekly News:
In it, there is a heated debate about whether the Torah sanctions the American style of slavery. Spoiler alert: the article says it does not, but many believed it did. None of this was academic; it would not be until December of that year that the 13th amendment was ratified, and slavery was fully abolished.
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