Wednesday, April 17, 2002

and you shall put them as a sign through you hands and in your eyes. much commentary focuses on the placement of hand before eye, doing before understanding "naaseh venishma"--that only through action comes understanding. the importance of the Jewish method of struggling with perception and understanding through action, lies, however, not only in the fact that Judaism places action first, but also, and perhaps more importantly, that it tends to place action and understanding together.