Make a Fixed Time for Study

עשה תורתך קבע – אמור מעט ועשה הרבה

– Ahavat Olam

You were God
And we were Israel,
Your shy, untutored lover
Long ago.

You loved us a great love
And you taught us
How to respond to You

Through Torah
Mitzvot
Statutes
Judgements

We go to sleep with them
And with them we awake.

We shall enjoy them forever.

They give us life
They prolong our days
We form our words around them
At nightime,
In daytime.

Now, Long after long ago,
Do not withdraw Your love from us.

Love of Israel,
You are praised.
Written by Rabbi Richard Levy circa 1968

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