Learning Torah for its own sake, and learning in order to know how to perform mitzvos

Shiur #23 in Rav Aharon Kahn’s Hashkafah Series Based on Mishlei with Biur HaGra.

Content Description: Mishlei verses 2:4,5. Torah learning for its own sake and Torah learning as preparation for performing mitzvos. Rambam’s implication that a child whose father didn’t teach him Torah is obligated me’dioraisa to teach himself as soon as he is able, even before becoming a bar mitzvah. Chayei Adam Hakdama Achrona about priorities in serving Hashem, where to invest one’s learning time.

Citations: Besides the commentaries related to Mishlei, the following source is also referenced in this shiur: Chayei Adam Hakdama Achrona, found in the source packet on pages 1-3.

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