a retelling of a Jewish parable
A young man went to a Rabbi and said, "I wish to study Talmud."
The Rabbi asked, "Do you know Hebrew or Aramaic?"
"No," replied the young man, "But I wish to study anyway."
"Have you studied Torah?"
"No, but I graduated summa cum laude from Berkeley with a philosophy degree, and got my master's from Harvard. I'd just like to study Talmud to round out my education."