Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Learn Torah in order to practice


"The root of Torah is that one must study in depth and understand practical lessons in every matter, as it is written (Tehillim 111:10), 'Good insight for all who practice them.' It does not say 'all who learn them,' but 'all who practice them.' One should not read, study, and then kick his father or his mentor or his better. Rather, learn in order to teach, guard and practice. This is torah lishmah [Torah studied with pure intent]."

(R' Yehudah haChasid, Sefer Chasidim 17)

Have a great day,

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