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News Item 224. Mishlei 16-16 (Learning)

A new proverb was posted to the Mishlei section on Monday April 3. To help us visualize the two complementary aspects of learning Torah, Mishlei compares them to precious metals. The basic received wisdom is compared to gold and the deeper wisdom of understanding is compared to silver. In either case, wisdom is valued for the way it is acquired and utilized, that is, for the benefit it brings to mankind.