Esther’s Modesty – Adar’s Joy (Anavah and Anvanus)

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  1. ט׳ בשבט תשס״ח – Wed, Jan 16, 2008

    […] I would propose that anavah is a kind of mean between ga’avah and shefeilus by being a combination of both; a keen awareness of the gap between who you are and who you could be. Therefore, unlike shefeilus which says “Who am I to try anything?”, anavah is a powerful motivator. (See also anavah vs what I called “anvanus” in a discussion of 9 beAv and Purim.) […]

  2. י״ב באייר תשס״ח – Fri, May 16, 2008

    […] Esther’s Modesty – Adar’s Joy (Anavah and Anvanus) […]

  3. כ״ג באלול תשע״א – Thu, Sep 22, 2011

    […] Yochanan said: Every place where you find the Might of HQBH, you find His anvanus (humility). This is written in the Torah, seconded in the Nevi’im, and stated a third time in […]

  4. ט״ז באדר תשע״ב – Fri, Mar 9, 2012

    […] well as in her willingness to place the cause ahead of her own welfare: In the story of Purim, Esther faces the same dilemma. Mordechai calls upon her to use her position […]

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