Generosity in quotes: Rabbi Tarfon

“It is not your responsibility to finish the work [of perfecting the world], but you are not free to desist from it either.”

Rabbi Tarfon, a member of the third generation of Mishnah sages, from Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the Fathers) in the Mishna explaining the Torah

 

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  1. Rhoda Keener says:

    I really like the reminder that we are not responsible for everything, but each of us can do our part. Thanks.

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