Education

The most important commandment for the Jewish People besides living in the Land of Israel is the study of Torah. But numerous great sages over the millennia did not confine themselves solely to the Torah. Maimonides was a prominent physician; Hillel was a woodchopper; various Talmudic sages were tailors, farmers, cotton dealers, field laborers, builders, scribes, shoemakers, cattle raisers, silk merchants, beer brewers and even wine smellers.

Today, July 18, 2018, would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. This video, from 1997, shows the president speaking at a Jewish school to a group of South African students. He gave voice to one of his own sayings: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.