Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The Study of the Word as Worship
"Judaism considers the study of Torah as the most sublime kind of worship, a way of meeting God, of breaking through the barrier separating the Absolute from the contingent and relative. Human intellectual engagement in the exploration of God's word, thought and law is a great religious experience, an activity bordering on the miraculous, a paradoxical bridge spanning the chasm that separates the world of vanity and infinity. The preoccupation of the intellect with the Torah is a sort of identification with divine thought, the realization of man's longing for companionship with God."
Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik