Chapter One - Mishna 16

Provide yourself a teacher
Rabban Gamliel used to say: "Appoint a teacher for yourself and be free from doubt. Do not guess the amount of "maaser" and give more than you should." Our Sages already told us to choose a teacher to teach us Torah. Now Rabban Gamliel is saying to choose a teacher to teach us the laws of the Torah. Find a Rav who you can come to when you need to. Ask him all your questions. Do not guess or add to the law. Sometimes too much can be as bad as too little. Ask your teacher, and follow the law exactly. This boy wants to do the right thing. He has come to the right place.

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