Friday, October 27, 2006

Amen, brother!

Courtesy of the Beliefnet Daily Jewish Wisdom email (I get the Daily Muslim Wisdom one, too), this statement about scripture study that just about peeled me like a grape. In the words of the immortal Meg Ryan, "Yes, yes, YES!!!"

The study of Torah is not simply a didactic act...It is a powerful experience involving the closeness of many generations, the joining of spirit to spirit and the connection of soul to soul.

- Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik

3 comments:

hipastorzwife2B said...

Peeled me like a grape!
That's so funny, but I loved the quote...makes me think of communion.

Amy said...

welcome to revgalblogpals!

LutheranChik said...

One of my most positive Bible study experiences -- and I admit to being a kvetchy and impatient Bible class participant -- is taking an online class in Torah with a "Conservative by nature, Reform by ordination" rabbi. Her way of engaging Scripture was so dynamic and even playful -- it completely bypassed both fundamentalist literalism and historical-critical deconstruction. It made me appreciate Scripture much more.