Saturday, 24 September 2011

Mussar: R Yonah on Humility

Shaarei Teshuvah, Shaar 1, End of Paragraph 29:

Signs of humility include:
a soft answer, a low voice and lowered eyes.

These will remind him [a Jewish person]
to humble his [or her] heart.


Rabbi Simeon ben Zemah Duran (born 1361, died 1444) said in the introductory section of his book Magen Avot:

«None has arisen like him [Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona]
to speak about fear of G-d, to draw the hearts of
the people to the paths of piety.»


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