commandment that I (G-d) command you today, it is not
concealed from you and it is not distant.” (Deuteronomy
commandment” is in reference to studying the Torah for the
purpose of following all of it precepts.
Medrash Rabba (8:3) relates an incident where a fool entered
a house of Torah study. He asked how he can also study and
master the Torah and its laws. The students answered that
one must start with the basic foundations of the five books
of the Torah, the Prophets, and the scriptures. Following
this, he can move on to the Mishna and the Talmud. The fool
realized the daunting task ahead of him, gave up, and walked
Yanai explains that this fool thought there was no time and
no way to master so much information, so why try. However, a
reasonable person will say “I'll start slow and do as much
as I can day by day. Over time, I will have amassed a wealth
of information that will allow me to persevere towards my
individual may feel that Torah is distant and concealed from
him because there is too much detail and information.
However, it is only through perseverance and consistency
that one has any chance to be successful in any endeavor.
Every small step towards Torah understanding and observance
is a giant leap towards consistency, and consistency is the
key to success.
YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND ALL OF ISRAEL A SHANA TOVA - A HAPPY
AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR