A piece of Truth - boorish ignoramus

Posted by Aryeh ben Avraham | Labels: , , , | Posted On Monday, 21 September 2009 at 21:53


A piece of Truth

Rabbi Yisrael Salanter said: One can possess broad Talmudic knowledge and be a fountain of deep penetrating analysis and yet he does not deserve to be considered a true talmid chacham (Torah scholar). If he has not allowed his Torah knowledge to refine his character and restructure his personality, he is an am haaretz (boorish ignoramus) who happens to know how to learn.
Rabbi Yisrael Salanter

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