Saturday, 3 September 2016

Mussar: Associate with the Righteous

Originally published Saturday, 25 August 2012

From the Derech Emet Yahoo Group:

Rambam, Hilchot Deot, chapter 6, paragraph 1:

It is natural for the character traits and deeds of a man
to be drawn after those of his friends and associates,
and to act according to the customs of his countrymen.

Therefore, a Jew must attach himself to righteous people
and always live near wise people, so he can learn from
their deeds.

He must [also] distance himself from wicked people
who walk in darkness, so he will not learn from their
[wicked] deeds.


During Elul, it is common for many to study Rambam Hilchot Teshuva. It also makes sense during Elul to study Rambam Hilchot Dei'ot, too!

Shanah Tovah,
Best Wishes for 5773!

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