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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: “There is always far more that is beyond one’s comprehension.”

One of the most frequently misunderstood points about Torah study is the fact that intellectual achievement is not the purpose.

It does not matter how much or on what level one studies, whether it is mastery of all of the Talmud or reading a single psalm.

What matters is the purity of the relationship to the text and not the degree of intellectual comprehension, that is, the capacity to become a vessel of Torah.

After all, irrespective of how much one may claim to comprehend God’s wisdom, there is always far more that is beyond one’s comprehension.

The best that one can do — besides endeavoring to understand–is to be in resonance with this wisdom.

To let the Torah provide the answers

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz