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The Worth of Torah

The Torah is given to Israel as the brightest, broadest, holiest gateway of light—more than the other gateways, which shine with a natural understanding and the spirit of humanity’s natural morality. The gateway of Torah will be opened for us; and, through us, for the entire world.

If we close our ears to the wide-spread voice of God, which calls with vigor through all the natural gateways of light, which is the inheritance of all humanity, because we think that we will find the light of Torah only in a Torah that is torn from any light of the life that is dispersed in the world, in that light’s inner being and in the soul of man in its glory, we do not understand the worth of Torah.

In regard to this, the verse states, “A nation that is foolish and not wise.” And Onkelos translates: “A nation that received the Torah, yet did not grow wise.”

Orot Hatorah 12:5

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The

Worth

of

Torah



















The

Torah

is

given

to

Israel

as

the

brightest



broadest



holiest

gateway

of

light—more

than

the

other

gateways



which

shine

with

a

natural

understanding

and

the

spirit

of

humanity’s

natural

morality





The

gateway

of

Torah

will

be

opened

for

us



and



through

us



for

the

entire

world























If

we

close

our

ears

to

the

wide

spread

voice

of

God



which

calls

with

vigor

through

all

the

natural

gateways

of

light



which

is

the

inheritance

of

all

humanity



because

we

think

that

we

will

find

the

light

of

Torah

only

in

a

Torah

that

is

torn

from

any

light

of

the

life

that

is

dispersed

in

the

world



in

that

light’s

inner

being

and

in

the

soul

of

man

in

its

glory



we

do

not

understand

the

worth

of

Torah

























In

regard

to

this



the

verse

states



“A

nation

that

is

foolish

and

not

wise





And

Onkelos

translates:

“A

nation

that

received

the

Torah



yet

did

not

grow

wise





















Orot

Hatorah

12:5



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