I know about a guy who is a Torah scholar (I’m not really sure whether or not there’s a term for this - Jewish Dopers can help me out here) but that is training to be a lawyer.
As far as I can tell he studies the law by day and Torah by night. I wondered how much time he can invest to both activities, and whether or not he just spends his entire existence in study.
As I was told (by a Jewish friend of mine - can’t really determine his religious status since I have no idea about that stuff) a full Torah scholar studies practically all the time.
I was wondering how long this guy studies (the Torah) and whether or not it qualifies him as a “Torah scholar”.
Is it possible to be a Torah scholar and have other occupations in the running (say for example, to be a doctor AND a Torah scholar)?
And what kind of hours do they study?
What I mean is that obviously working in a full time job takes up a lot of time. So how do they squeeze in the hours? When do they really get the time to study? And are they considered Torah scholars by the rest of the Jewish community?