Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Halocho #1116 - What Torah should I learn?

A person should strive to learn the entire Torah. 

A partial list would include Tanach (Bible), Mishna, Talmud Bavli and Yerushalmi, Rambam, Tur, Shulchan Aruch, and Midrash. 

Somebody who cannot sit and learn Torah all day should learn practical Halachot as well as Midrashim and Mussar (ethics). This way one knows what to do (Halacha), will have the drive to do so (Midrash) and acquire the ability to overcome obstacles when trying to do (Mussar). 

Source: Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 27:3

- Danny
Tuesday, 3 Tamuz 5773

Please daven for the complete recovery of a little boy undergoing treatment for  lymphoma: 
יוֹנָתָן-שִׂמְחָה בֶּן לֵאָה-רִבְקָה  

1 comment:

  1. It's quite significant that it is your 1116th post that you note the parts of Torah that one should learn, since the first two words of the Torah/Chumash - Bereishit Bara - is the Gematria of 1116, and that you wrote this on 3 Tamuz, the same date exactly 33 years ago in 5740 (1980) when Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan ZT"L completed writing The Living Torah, his well famed and popular translation on the Chumash. For more details on this as it relates to Gematriot, you can check out my 179th post - Beating the Trend: THE LIVING TORAH at www.gematriot.blogspot.com.