"My religion tells me to sit and study Torah only"....this is not true...You should be active in your society and everyday life. Huge misconception. I read many books myself, and I will tell you, your Rabbi is wrong..Actually, many Rabbis, even famous, make mistakes in their reasoning. But lets go back to our topic. The real final answer to this current argument we have: "Studying Torah is not enough. You need to do good deeds and do work!" It really says this: do work....Without this, your studying Torah (even though will not harm you) will be fruitless. So, go and serve Israel!
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