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CHAPTER HI. I GO TO A SCHOOL OF THE SCRIBES. The teacher who had
charge of our synagogue was Master Jehuda. He was of the family of
Ezra the scribe. He gave his whole mind to the study of the Thora,
and of the traditions. He was filled with the spirit of
understanding. He knew the sayings of renowned men, and could
expound subtle parables. He sought out the wisdom of the ancients,
and studied the meaning of prophecies. He not only knew and could
repeat the whole written law, but also that which had never been
written, but was sent down from one Sopher, or scribe, to another.
I now see, my children, how dead this knowledge was; but then we
all reverenced our scribe as the very voice of God .in our midst. I
wished to go and sit at his feet, and learn his wisdom, but dared
not say so, even to my mother. The thing seemed too great for me.
One day I saw Rabbi Jehuda walking in the meadows which lay near
the high hills on the western side of our valley. He walked, as was
his custom, lost in thought. He seemed like a man moving in his
sleep. They said of him that he had forgotten all common things. As
one who goes to the bottom of a deep well, and looks up, and can
see the stars in the day, but nothing else, so men said, "The
Master Jehuda looks from the deep well of his knowledge, and sees
the stars of eternal truth." They said of him that he would walk
into a house, and think it his own, and sit down at the board
spread for the mid-day meal, and eat and drink as if he were at
home, notspeaking to any one, but plunged in thought. At other
times, when he met any one, either a carpenter who was only wise in
his work, or a potter who put his trust only in his wheel, he would
begin to speak to him of whatever he was turning over in his mind,
not knowing but that he was talking w...
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