Welcome to the Rohr Chabad Center of Jewish Life!
We seek to develop meaningful Jewish experiences for students and faculty of the University of Iowa community. Everyone, regardless of affiliation and level of observance, is welcome. We look forward in welcoming you at Chabad.
Forgetting to Learn
Learning is not about acquiring knowledge and yet more knowledge. Learning is about making quantum leaps beyond your subjective self, about seeing things from higher and yet higher perspectives.
No matter how high a summit you may reach, there is always another peak above. But you can reach that higher peak only when you realize you are still in the valley.
The Talmud tells of Rabbi Zeira, who fasted one hundred fasts to forget all the Torah he had learned in Babylonia before going to study the Torah of the Land of Israel.