Sunday, May 25, 2008

The protective power of Torah study


In preparation for Shavuot, when we celebrate (among other things) receiving the Torah, we'll look at the value of Torah study:

"Rav Chisda was sitting and studying in Yeshiva, and the messenger of death was unable to get close to him because his mouth never fell silent from learning.

"The messenger settled in the wood of the room, causing it to split. Rav Chisda fell silent, and so it was able to take him."

(Talmud, Makkot 10a)

Have a good day,

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