Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Immersion in Torah study


There is a daily morning blessing which serves to thank Gd for giving us Torah, and one part describes the mitzvah of Torah study as "Laasok b'Divrei Torah," "to be involved with words of Torah." The word "Laasok," "to be involved," is also the word for business investment.

The Chafetz Chaim commented, as recorded in his notes to the prayerbook: "One who has a business and wishes to become wealthy certainly will not be satisfied with spending an hour or two in his store, closing early and going to rest or play. Rather, he will be involved with the store with every effort, both during the day and until the late hours of the night. He will not rest and he will not be silent, and he will put all of his resources into this investment."

Have a great day,

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