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News Item 333. Mishlei 18-15 (Learning)

A new proverb was added to the Mishlei section on Thursday August 3.

Every righteous person should be engaged in learning Torah to a greater or lesser degree throughout his life. But the learning process has two major modes, which are not equally accessible. One of these two modes depends upon an external source of knowledge (received wisdom). The other depends upon the knowledge that the person has already acquired, but has extended through study and reflection.