Monday, October 31, 2011

Torah Lishma!

"Because of troubles, rise up early in the morning to go to the Hall of Study, as also at night, and a woman's worries will dissipate by themselves."
    ~ Babylonian Talmud, Gittin 7a ~

"There are six Mitzvoh, the fruit of which Woman eats in this World, while the full reward remains for the World to Come .... Hospitality to Wayfarers, Visiting the sick, Helping the needy Bride, Devotion in Davening, Early attendance at the Beth Ha'Midrash, rearing one's sons to the study of the Torah ...... There are Mitzvoh that Woman performs and enjoys their fruits in this World, while the reward remains for the world to come .... Honouring one's parents, the practice of Chesed and making peace between man and his fellow, But the Study of Torah Surpasses them All."
~ Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 127a ~

Rabbi Meir said ~ "Anyone who engages in Torah Lishma merits many things. Not only that, but the entire World is Worthwhile for her alone. She is called 'friend' and 'beloved,' ... She loves Ha'Shem, She loves man, She brings joy to Ha'Shem, She brings joy to man."
~ Pirkei Avot, Mishna 1a ~

According to Rabbi Yehudah, Ha'Shem Himself studiesTorah for the first three hours of every day.
~ Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Avodah Zarah 3b ~

Blessed are You, Ha'Shem, Ruler of the Universe who distinguishes between the sacred and the profane, between light and darkness, between Israel and other people of the world .....

Blessed are You, Ha'Shem our G*d, King of the universe, Who chose us from all the nations, and granted us Torah. Blessed are You, Ha'Shem, Giver of Torah!

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