Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Daf Yomi - Sukkah 25 - Yedias HaTorah and Yegias HaTorah

Rav Soloveitchek writes that when the Mishna mentions shluchei mitzvah, Rashi explains that these are people who are going to study Torah, and this refers to the aspect of yegias HaTorah, toiling in Torah. There is another aspect of Torah which is yedias HaTorah, knowing Torah. Rav Soloveitchek writes that the Rambam divides the two aspects of Torah in Hilchos Talmud Torah. I wonder how it is possible for one to fulfill the mitzvah of yedias HaTorah without yegias HaTorah. It seem that Rav Soloveitchek is saying that one can fulfill the mitzvah of yedias HaTorah by studying Torah and one can also fulfill the mitzvah of yegias HaTorah by being yageia in Torah. It is also not clear why according to Rav Soloveitchek one who is going to be yageia in Torah is called a shliach mitzvah as opposed to one who is going to be yodeia Torah.


eliezer said...

Maybe to be yodeia torah one can fulfill in any manner i.e. listen to a tape or some other manner that doesn't require working to understand as much as picking up knowledge. Therefore, that can be done without effort and might enter in the discussion of the rishonim if a passive mitzvah can push off other mitzvos.

ben said...

good vort. Seems like one who gets yedios from likut sefarim is in a different geder than one who actually is yageia over rishonim