Skill, Wisdom, and Heart

How do we gain in skill? For that matter, what is a skill? Many assume that it is an ability that comes from tireless practice. Others connect it to formal training or schooling. Still, more ascribe it to innate talent. Few attribute it to God. Whatever one might believe (or not believe) about God, it may be worth delving into what makes a skill innate – part of who we are, easier to acquire and hone, or something that gives us joy and purpose. This week’s Torah portion, Parshat Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20......

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