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The 23rd of Adar is the Yahrtzeit of the Divrei Binah of Bialah: “This is the decree of the Torah, which God has commanded (Numbers 19:2).” Chukat, decree, but also used to described a person’s portion of sustenance, is the Torah; each of us must find our sustenance in and from the Torah. (Divrei Binah; Rabbi Yitzchak Yaakov of Bialah)


“Help me find my portion of Torah, and help me derive my spiritual sustenance from my Torah study.” I also add this in iConnect-Shabbat Prayer: in each Amidah when I say, “Give us our portion in Torah,”: We have our portion of Torah sustenance just as we have our portion of physical sustenance.

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