On the other hand, if a person is referred to with detailed titles and a list of his traits, he should deny the honor, as is seen in the Talmud Yerushalmi, Shevi'it. A man who has studied one tractate and is honored for learning two must declare that he has only learned one tractate. Perhaps the same is true if somebody is praised in an exaggerated way. We have seen that great men have requested that they not be given exaggerated titles, neither during their lives nor after their death. One time when the great and famous Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Auerbach phoned Zomet Institute about some matter, he started the conversation by simply saying, "Hello, this is Shlomo Zalman Auerbach..."
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Date :6 Sh’vat 5766, 4/2/2006
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1 - SHABBAT B’SHABBATO (Tzomet)
Extract from SHABBAT-B'SHABBATO, published by the Zomet Institute of Alon Shevut, Israel; http://www.moreshet.co.il/zomet/index-e.html