A very on-high IQ
In his column last week, David Aaronovitch expressed his frustration at “not being able to get his head around” certain practices and beliefs of the Orthodox.
It might be comforting for him to know that his frustration is shared by some of the greatest minds in history. Maimonides expresses the same sentiment in The Laws of Repentance (5, 5).
No less a figure than King Solomon — the wisest of all men — complained that certain Orthodox practices were beyond his ken (see Nidda 9a.)
In fact, it would be much more surprising if Aaronovitch did fully understand everything the Torah mandates.
Such understanding would put his IQ on a par with God’s, which would be pretty impressive.