The Sixties Radical-Azriel

Yanki Tauber wrote;” His hand will be in everything, and everyone’s hand will be at him… (16:12)

A certain chassid, a scholarly and knowledgeable man, once complained to Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch:

“Rebbe, the entire ‘bais hamidrash’ (study hall) steps on me! They never accept what I say. In fact, they practically always do the opposite of what I advise!”

Said the Rebbe: “You spread yourself about the entire bais hamidrash- wherever one is to step, one cannot but step upon you…”

He could have placed streetlamps along all the pathways of wisdom, but then there would be no journey.

Who would discover the secret passages, the hidden treasures, if all of us took the king’s highway?

Likutei Sichot vol. 16, pg. 365, and in many other talks on the difference between the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds

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