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“The Jewish tradition of Learning – is Learning. Adam chose knowledge instead of immortality.”
Elie Wiesel

The Jew’s attraction to the worlds of study and education was a unique historical phenomenon.
Why were the Jews called “the people of the book” by the Muslims or “a race of philosophers” by Theophrastus Aristotle’s pupil and successor? Why were they sought-after advisors to kings and leaders? What enabled them to punch well “above their weight” in literature, academia and science?