Cling to Him. (Devarim 10:20)
Our Sages teach that the command to cling to Hashem is carried out by associating with Torah scholars. This mitzvah includes:
â¢ Marry the daughter of a talmid chacham and marry off your daughter to one (Kesubos 11b).
â¢ Eat with them, help them, and interact with them as much as possible (ibid.).
â¢ Absorb their words thirstily (Avos 1:6).
Those who walk (or carpool) with Sages become wise (Mishlei 13:20).
One of the greatest methods for succeeding in life is to “connect oneself to a rebbe and acquire good friends” (Avos 1:6). Similarly, we are encouraged “to make your home a meeting place for sages, cling to them, and drink their words with thirst” (Avos 1:4).
Text Copyright © 2007 by Rabbi Moshe Goldberger and Torah.org.