Q:What practical counsel can be given to a ben Torah, or to anybody else, to aid him in building up his self confidence?
Q:It says that גדולה שימושה יותר מלימודה – serving a talmid chochom is greater than learning Torah from him. But if תלמוד תורה כנגד כולם, if learning Torah is better than any mitzvah, so why is serving your rebbe better than learning?
Q: If a person feels like he hasn’t accomplished enough in his learning, how can you expect him to be happy working at a full-time job in order to support his family? He wants to sit and shteig and become a talmid chochom.
Q: What’s the explanation of the Mishna (Avos 3:9) that if someone stops learning Torah to look at a tree, and says Mah na’eh ilan zeh – “How beautiful is this tree!” so the Torah considers it as if he is deserving of death?