07 April 2009

Scholasticism is scholarship as craft, not art

The artist offers the originality of self-expression beyond what the craftsman would be able to produce. With that self-expression comes the possibility of forging a new future in a way that societies founded exclusively on craft cannot accomplish. Craft is more humble and anonymous.

Scholasticism is scholarship as craft rather than as art. The present day Yeshivish world is saddled with such scholasticism. It cannot break out of its vise of rote learning to envision a new future for its people.

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