A story about humility
By Israel Drazin
Dad was exceptionally bright. He knew the entire Torah by heart and if you mentioned a talmudic idea, he could tell you the talmudic tractate and page where it was found. He asked:
Judaism, as other religions, teaches that people should be humble. But it also teaches that people should be truthful. How can a smart person be humble?
Dad answered: truly smart people recognize that everyone knows something they don’t know, and this is why they should be humble, and why they should respect everybody, Jew and non-Jew, male and female, of every color.