“Rabbi Simcha Bunim teaches: Every person should have two pockets. In one pocket should be a piece of paper saying: ‘I am only dust and ashes.’ When one is feeling too proud, reach into this pocket and take out this paper and read it. In the other pocket should be a piece of paper saying: ‘For my sake was the world created.’ When one is feeling disheartened and lowly, reach into this pocket and take this paper out and read it. We are each the joining of two worlds. We are fashioned from clay, but our spirit is the breath of Adonai.”
– Martin Buber, Tales of The Hasidim Later Masters
Having humility, or anavah, allows one to be a mensch without becoming arrogant. Camp provides the ability to thrive while also providing a platform to learn the virtue of being humble.
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