Section: Halacha   Category: Tshuvos
Rav Vosner On Learning Tanach In Yeshiva
A Michanech sent a letter to Rav Vosner (Shevet HaLevi 8:207) asking him for encouragement regarding learning Tanach and Dikduk to young children.  Rebbi Eliezer (Brachos 28b) on his deathbed told his talmidim, "Minu Yadeichem Min HaHegayon".  Rashi says this means do not learn Pasukim "Yoseir Midai", too much, because it will draw your interest away from other important things.  Rav Vosner writes that this does not negate our obligation to master the basics of Tanach and Dikduk sufficiently.

Moreover he says, the Chasam Sofer who said that the main learning must be Shas and Torah SheBa'al Peh and only after that should one learn Tanach, yet his talmidim were all incredibly well versed in all of Tanach.  Rav Vosner says that he need not talk at length about subjects of Torah that all Gedolei Yisroel know inside out, although some have hid their knowledge in these areas from public view because the Apikursim have rallied around these subjects while rejecting others.

Learning these parts of out Holy Torah, says Rav Vosner at the end of his tshuva, is not something that needs his Haskama.  (See also Rav Moshe Shternbuch's Tshuva on the topic)

Important Note: We bring this tshuvah as a starting point for discussion and not to convey any halacha.  We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. One should learn the tshuva to verify the accuracy of our interpretation.  Please understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.