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News Item 189. Mishlei (15-33)

new proverb was posted to the Mishlei section today (Tuesday 11/24).

This proverb addresses the challenge of man’s instinctive feeling of superiority and in a few short words Mishlei presents a recipe for dealing with it. The key ingredient in this recipe is humility.
The sequence begins with yiras Hashem, the fear of G-d. This is the lesson taught to us by Avraham Avinu. If man fails to recognize his insignificance in the universe relatively to the one and only Universal Power, he cannot expect to find true humility in dealing with other people.