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Daily Lift #531

Enjoy the Success of Others

Feeling joy when someone else studies Torah shows a sincere appreciation of Torah - rather than concern for personal gain.

Anyone who loves Torah will be full of happiness and joy when he sees a budding scholar who can be compared to a beautiful tree which will soon give off sweet fruit.

(see Rabbi Chaim of Volozhin - cited in Hachofetz Chaim, vol.3, p.819; Pachad Yitzhak - Igros Uksovim, p.239; Rabbi Pliskin's "Gateway to Happiness," p.99)

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