The Study of Torah.

The word was given once; the effort to understand it must go on for ever. It is not enough to accept or even to carry out the commandments. To study, to examine, to explore the Torah is a form of worship, a supreme duty. For the Torah is an invitation to perceptivity, a call for continuous understanding.
Taken as vicarious thinking, the Bible becomes a stumbling block. He who says, I have only the Torah, does not even have the Torah.

Abraham Joshua Heschel, God in Search of Man: A Philosophy of Judaism, p.273-274.

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