In a lecture delivered before 1500 people at Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth Lord Sacks ,said that despite the great achievements of Jews in many fields including Science, Literature Medicine and more, we do no longer seem to understand the reason for the creation: The greater universe. And without that general knowledge, the Chochmah, common to all humanity, which we have to respect, we cannot apply the essence of Judaism, the teachings of our Torah to everyday situations, yet to which it adequately lends itself. On the one hand we have an abundance of great general minds - and on the other, more people study Torah than ever, yet the two are not being combined. Rabbi Sacks calls that the collective cerebral lesion of the Jewish mind. Also: Walter’s World visits the fascinating Jewish Cultural Museum in Jerusalem.
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