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עבדו ולא עבדו – תרוייהו צדיקי גמורי נינהו
.ואינו דומה שונה פרקו מאה פעמים לשונה פרקו מאה ואחד
,אמר ליה: ומשום חד זימנא קרי ליה לא עבדו? אמר ליה: אין
.צא ולמד משוק של חמרין: עשרה פרסי בזוזא, חד עשר פרסי בתרי זוזי
.חגיגה ט

Rashi explains that they used to rent a donkey for ten parasang and pay one coin, but if someone wanted to rent a donkey for eleven parasang they had to pay double. Similarly, they used to review their learning a hundred times. Since that was the norm, it did not indicate that the person is a servant of Hashem. If someone reviewed his learning one more time, it showed that the person is a servant of Hashem. In our times it is very easy to review Torah more than the current norm; therefore it’s easy to acquire the honored title of Hashem’s servant.

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