Chapter One - Mishna 4 (2)

Cover yourself with the dust of their feet
In addition to opening your house to Torah scholars, Yose ben Yoezer and Yosef ben Tzeradak said: "Sit in the dust of their feet and drink their words with thirst." Always follow the scholars. In the picture above the students following their teacher are getting full of dust, meaning that you should follow the lessons of your teacher very carefully. Their mouths are opened and thirsty for the drops of water which their teacher gives them. Water stands for Torah. You should want to hear the words of Torah like a thirsty person wants a drink of water.

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