[119a bottom] Persian King Shapur gave his grace to R’ Shimon, who ruled as follow: When two people own fields on different levels, and a wall in between their properties has vegetation growing from it, whatever vegetation the owner of the higher garden can reach is his, and the rest is given to the owner of the lower garden.
D-E-ep Thoughts: R’ Rosner quoting Toldos Yaakov Yosef: Just as with the middle vegetation, we have to allow ourselves to be picked up and connected to uplifted heights (through Tzadikim). We must never allow ourselves to be pulled downward. We have to be on guard and constantly fight to overcome our earthly downward deadly desires.
Today’s P.I.P. (Put Into Practice) TIP: Think of a favor that someone once did for us and make sure to remind him/her TODAY how much we appreciate what was done for us (even if was a long time ago).