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Iyun Tefillah – Psalm 19: Light

“The Torah of Hashem is perfect.” (Psalm 19) After the psalmist speaks of the physical light of the sun, he addresses the spiritual light of the Torah.  Both have light and reflect light.

The sun possesses light even when we cannot see it. So too, the Torah possesses its own light and reflects light to us.

It is only when we toil in the Oral Law that we can appreciate the perfection of the inherent light of Torah, rather than just its reflected light.

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