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In the Eyes of the Beholder

Chanukah/Parshat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1-40:23)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/in_the_eyes_of_the_beholder_20031219

Part of my traditional upbringing as a yeshiva bocher was the belief that anything that took my attention away from a page of Talmud was bitul Torah -- a waste of time. And while that may have been a good lesson for an easily distracted teenager, I have since discovered as an adult that there is so much Divine beauty in the world that we forfeit if we keep our noses exclusively inside our books.

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