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“Out in the real world, learning means to be taught something […] But among Jews, learn rarely means ‘be taught’; it rather means ‘to study’ and it rarely has a direct object. It doesn’t need one. We all know the direct object is Torah. […] When people want the quick answer to ‘Why did you become an Orthodox Jew?’ I tell them, ‘Learning, text study.’

Laruen F. Winner, “Girl Meets God: A Memoir”

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