WELCOMING SHABBAT

SHABBAT IS MORE THAN A DAY OF REFRAINING FROM WORDLY ACTIVITY 
WHEN EXPERIENCED IN ITS SPIRITUAL FULLEST, ITS HOLINESS ENGLIGHTENS ALL OTHER DAYS OF THE WEEK
WE INVITE YOU TO ENHANCE YOUR SHABBAT WITH THESE WORDS OF TORAH 

Sefat Emet Series on Parshat Nitzavim

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by Leff, Dr. Nosson Chayim Z"TL

“‘The Torah is not high up in the heavens’, and therefore, presumably inaccessible, rather ….’the Torah is easily within our grasp’.

 

This easy access to the Torah applies only to a person who yearns for Torah with his whole heart, …a person who is attached (emotionally and spiritually) to the Torah.

 

A beautiful thought, …but does it work in the real world? The Sfas Emes…tells us that access to Torah depends on one’s ye’gia (input of time, effort, and strain). Hence, if a person truly longs for the Torah, he/she will make the effort to attain it. For such a person…the Torah will not be distant. And as the person comes closer, he/she will perceive the Torah as having been easily accessible from the start…”

 

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