Mishlei 11:9 - How Tzadikim Evade Flattery
בְּפֶה חָנֵף יַשְׁחִת רֵעֵהוּ וּבְדַעַת צַדִּיקִים יֵחָלֵצוּ:
This evening (1/10/22), in our Monday Night Mishlei Shiur, we learned yet another pasuk about tzadikim. This time, they were contrasted with someone other than the rasha. After experimenting with several different approaches and translations, we took up Rabbeinu Yonah's commentary, which led to some eye-opening insights about the dangers of flattery and how tzadikim use their unique knowledge to protect themselves.
תרגום ופירוש רס"ג - משלי יא:ט
רמב"ם - משנה תורה, ספר המדע, הלכות דעות ב:ג; ו:א
רבינו יונה - משלי יא:ט
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