A ‘Gadol’

June 20, 2006

[m., pl. “Gedolim”]; by itself, the word “gadol” means grown-up, or an adult. In the context desired here, it refers specifically to specific individuals in a generation who have risen to greatness in the knowledge of Torah, the ability to analyze the logical fundamentals of Torah topics, or “Halachah,” Jewish Law; that is, the application of Torah principles to practical problems.