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Levush Mordechai: The Statutes of Life

The 2nd of Kislev is the Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Moshe Mordechai Epstein, head of the Yeshiva of Slabodka, author of Levush Mordechai. He died on November 20, 1933.

“If you will walk in My statutes.” How can one walk in statutes? A person must choose a path in life that will allow him to discover how the statutes of the Torah apply to all the situations in life. He must walk a path on which the statutes – Chukim – become – chokikim – engraved in his heart and soul.

His path and journey in life will then become clear to him, and he will experience God directing him to achieve his purpose. (Introduction to Volume II of Levush Mordechai)

The laws of Torah apply to absolutely every situation in life. Torah study is a process of discovering how Torah can become part of every detail of his life. Once one has chosen such a path, he will feel the Hand of God guiding him toward success.

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