Sunday’s Spark of Mussar

The Chofetz Chaim once asked R’ Yisroel’s advice about a well know problem of yeshiva students. When they begin a new tractrate, they are enthusiastic, but when they reach the middle, they lose their patience and their desire to continue learning it to the end.

R’ Yisroel replied, “Let them learn a tractrate as long as they wish. After that, they can turn to a different tractrate, and on another, until they have satisfied their thirst for different tractrates. Then they can return to the first one and eventually complete all the tractrates they have begun.”

From Sparks of Mussar by R Chaim Ephraim Zaitchik

2 thoughts on “Sunday’s Spark of Mussar

  1. Neil Harris

    Yes. R Yiroel Lipkin of Salant. I’m putting up quotes up each Sunday from SPARKS OF MUSSAR. Next week I’ll include who the quote is about.

    I find it interesting that even in the time of both the CC and R Yisroel talmidim had trouble focusing, parhaps it was sort of like ADHD…


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