None of us were born at the summit of the mountain of God…
A light burns above the head of the unborn child and it sees from one end of the world to the other… It is taught all the Torah from beginning to end … an angel approaches, taps it on its mouth and causes it to forget all the Torah completely (Talmud Niddah 30b)
Rabbi Soloveitchik once asked, what is the purpose of learning the entire Torah if it is destined only to be forgotten? He answered that in order for the Torah to endure, it must be bought dearly. When we invest our all, we will discover that the Torah was inside of us all along.
None of us were born at the summit of the mountain of God, but when we make the arduous ascent we return home.Announcing the brand new Har’el Yeshiva for men between the ages of 21 and 30 located in the Old City of Jerusalem,combining the traditional Beit Midrash with spiritual quest.
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