Make a Fixed Time for Study

עשה תורתך קבע – אמור מעט ועשה הרבה

– HaMaariv Aravim

The King of the universe
(Praised be He)
Brings on evening with a word
Opens heaven’s gates with wisdom
Adjusts the ages with sensitive judgement,
Varies the seasons,
And orders the orbits of a sky full of starts.

He creates each day and each night afresh,
Rolls light in front of darkness
And darkness in front of light
So gently
That no moment is quite like the one before
Or after.
Second by second
You make day pass into night
And you alone know the boundary point
Dividing one from the other,
Unifier of all beings is Your name.

Timeless God,
Be King forever.

You Who bring the evening in
Are praised.

Written by Rabbi Richard Levy circa 1968

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