Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Finding wealth in one's studies


"There are many types of wealth [in Torah study]:
One who is learned in stories is rich in visible goods, like vineyards.
One who is learned in Talmudic minutiae is rich in private wealth, like coins.
One who is learned in a range of Talmudic statements is rich in stored, measured quantities like grain.
All require the student of Gemara, though, who can resolve contradictions and debates."

(Talmud, Bava Batra 145b, as explained by the commentator Rashbam)

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