Midot Hayom: Day 37: Gevura in Yesod
“When serving as a judge do not act as a lawyer”: How should one fulfill this? If you heard a question in Halacha in the study hall, do not rush to answer. Instead, calmly analyze why the question was raised and then render your decision fairly and objectively. Avot of Rabbi Nathan 10:2
Whether a parent answering a child’s question, a schoolteacher or Rebbi responding to a student, it is essential to reflect on the source of each question. We must understand the nature of the person who is asking in order to answer properly.