The Yoke of Torah, Government, and Derech Eretz

Avot 3:5

One who accepts upon himself the yoke of Torah, other burdens such as government and earning a living are removed from him.

Abarbanel: Continuing the theme of the previous mishnayot, R' Nechunya ben HaKana says that if one accepts upon himself the Yoke of Torah he/she has no need for fear of government or derech eretz (where you came from, where you are going).

Delivered at the OU Israel Center, November 5th, 2018 (27 Marcheshvan 5779)