Make a Fixed Time for Study

עשה תורתך קבע – אמור מעט ועשה הרבה

Talmud Torah k’neged kulam

Posted by rabbiart on October 4, 2008

Many, many, many ‘traditional’ siddurim have the well-known  mishnah and talmud passages about the key values of our tradition at the beginning of the shacharit service; the commandments that have no fixed measure. In a crescendo of meritorious acts, it concludes with these two mandates:

  • making peace between ‘man’ and his fellow man
  • studying Torah leads to (the observance of) them all!

The Hertz Authorized Daily Prayerbook brings this comment from Rashi on making peace; “A vital element in the fulfillment of this duty is to be charitable in judging our neighbor“.  The last year has been a challenging journey and truly a gift from HaShem. To Rashi’s comment I’d simply like to add hamavin yavin and leave it at that. (Except to live up to Rashi’s teaching, of course).

And now… back to the regular study of Torah.


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