Gold To Grab

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We live in a world where every minute counts, right? In just one minute, a person can say around 200 words. Now, imagine that in the context of Torah and mitzvot. Every word of Torah is so valuable, so every minute spent in its study is like grabbing a bag of endless spiritual treasures.

But there’s more. It is not just about personal study, rather it is about the sacrifices our families make, especially our spouses. Picture this: a husband comes home from work, tired, but instead of resting, he announces, “I’m off to study Torah.” Now, the wife, who has been longing for his company, supports his decision. That is not easy, right? Her support and sacrifice makes her spiritually uplifted.

At the funeral of a great rabbi’s wife he related a remarkable thought. “My wife had greater spiritual merit than I do because she earned half the reward of my Torah study and that of our son.” So, in essence, she gained more than anyone else. That is the power of supporting Torah study.

So, in our everyday lives, when we support each other in learning Torah and doing mitzvot, we are not just helping each other. We are grabbing those opportunities, those spiritual treasures, which are right here in our world. It is all about how we live, how we support, and how we learn Torah.

R’ Yaakov Rahimi of Lakewood, N.J. has created a storm in the Jewish world bringing back many unaffiliated young men and women to the pathways of Hashem through Chazaq, TorahAnytime, NCSY, BJX, and Partners in Torah. R’ Rahimi is a graduate of Deal Yeshiva, and learned in Beth Medrash Govoha, his hometown, becoming a very close talmid of Rabbis Yeruchem Olshin shlit”a, and Yitzchok Sorotzkin shlit”a. R’ Rahimi partook in the Sephardic halachic project Mishnah Berurah Tiferet. The rabbi can be reached at, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.