Characteristics Of Those Who Fear G-d

“It has been taught: Pumpkins are shown in a dream only to one who fears heaven with all his might” (Berachos 56b).

Rav Kornfeld shlita explained the meaning of this passage in profound fashion. The characteristic of a pumpkin is that the more it grows the deeper it sinks into the ground. So to, the true sign of one who fears G-d is that as he grows and becomes greater, he sinks more into the ground with utter humility.

Rav Mordecai Kornfeld Rosh Kollel, Kollel Iyun Hadaf

Heard firsthand in Yeshiva Ohr Yerushalayim – 1992

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