OU TORAHDedicated by the Jacobs and Chill Families in Memory of Harold and Pearl Jacobs
Dora Bas Rivka Silver O'H
Proper influences; cleaving to Talmidei Chachomim
Shiur #27 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.
Content Description: Malbim on verse 2:2, defining chochmah. Inability of mankind to independently determine what is right and wrong; you need a transmission from Torah or Chachomim. Rashi and Rambam’s understandings of “ul’davka bo” – cleaving to Talmidei Chachomim. Teshuvas Mahari Asad regarding Talmidei Chachomim cleaving to other Talmidei Chachomim. Everyone needs proper influences. “Vi-halachta bidrachav” means personal transformation.
Citations: Besides the commentaries related to Mishlei, the following sources are also referenced in this shiur: Rambam Hilchos De’os 6:1,2, and 1:6, found in the source packet on page 2.