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Cosmic X5/13/2012 6:05:39 am PDT

re: #31 Unlike Some People

True, a geometry teacher does not have to be a triangle.

However, for those of us where Torah and ethics are inseparable, if the rabbi is not an example of what he is teaching, we seek to learn from somebody else. This we learn from the following verse:

“For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. “(Malachi 2:7 )

The word for “messenger” in Hebrew also means “angel”.

The rabbis said (Chagigah 15) that if your rabbi is similar to an angel, learn Torah from him. If he is not, Don’t learn Torah from him.