[Avodah] Secular Studies: Are They for Everyone?

Prof. Levine via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Wed Jul 15 02:28:42 PDT 2015

 From the article by Rabbi Mordechai Willig at 

Are secular studies permissible for everyone when they are necessary to
provide for a livelihood? The answer is: for almost everyone.


To summarize, then, for purpose of parnasah, secular studies are
allowed for almost everyone. If it is not for parnasah, it is permissible, and
sometimes even a mitzvah to learn various disciplines, providing that such
study is considered of secondary importance, both in terms of time and
value for, above all, Torah must always be the Ekir.

Please see the above URL for the entire article.


llevine at stevens.edu 
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