Chapter 6, Mishna 6: The 48 Ways: 32 – Back to Nature

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Torah is greater than priesthood and kingship, for kingship is acquired with 30 qualities, priesthood is acquired with 24, whereas the Torah is acquired with 48 ways. These are: … (32) loving uprightness… This trait, “ohaiv es ha’maisharim”, relates to the word “yashar” — straight, referring to straight or upright behavior. A scholar is “straight”. […]

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