Is Thinking For Yourself A Torah Value?

David Suissa writes about Shalhevet in this week’s Jewish Journal: "A coed Modern Orthodox high school that would empower individual students to think for themselves and grow morally in a Torah environment."

Thinking for yourself sounds to me like a goyisha value? And what does it mean to "grow morally?" Does that mean grow more observant? If not, what does it mean?

I don’t understand this goyisha language.

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