We often internalize Jewish tradition to such an extent that we act on it without conscious awareness, much the way we speak a language without consciously being aware of grammar. Is this a good thing? Is it better to perform an act in full awareness of what we’re doing and why? Or, is it better to internalize right actions to such an extent that we never even consider an alternative?
The traditional Jewish emphasis on education has become a model for success in the information age. Now many countries are realizing that education is no longer necessary just to thrive, but to survive.