Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Sota, chapter eight, page 23.
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תלמוד ירושלמי מסכת סוטה פרק ח דף כג טור א /ה"י
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אמר רבי מאיר כתיב החכם עיניו בראשו הכסיל במה ברגליו אמ' ר' אבא מרי החכם עד שהוא בראשו של דבר הוא יודע מה בסופו
Rabbi Meir said, it is written [in Ecclesiastes], “The wise man has his eyes in his head.” What about the fool? Where are his [eyes]—in his feet? Said Rabbi Aba Mari: The wise man—when he is at the beginning of a matter [play on the word head], he knows what will be at its end.”
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Suggested Discussion Questions:

How can we know the end of the matter when we are at its beginning?

Do you agree that this is the definition of wisdom?

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Time Period: Rabbinic (Maccabees through the Talmud)