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Noun1.Hakham - a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
form of address, title of respect, title - an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'; "the professor didn't like his friends to use his formal title"
Hebrew - the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
sage - a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
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The" wise scholar" (talmid chakham), according to the Talmud, for example, is one who studies not less than eighteen hours a day, a demand which would leave little time for "pleasures of the world." Fasting, on certain occasions, has been approved and practiced throughout Jewish history.
In the event of the Revelation, the prophets are succeeded by the chakham: the sage, or scholar, or man of reason.
Above I cited Levinas' formulation of the idea that "the prophets are succeeded by the chakham: the sage." The notion that revelation is prolonged and ethically renewed on account of the moral act of midrash amounts to the transfer of the authority of revelation to the exegete himself.