by Reb Gutman Locks @ Mystical Paths
Learning Talmud at the Kotel before davening (prayer) 3:30 a.m.
For thousands of years, this scene has repeated itself. The “older” more learned boy gives over the page to the younger boy, who has to struggle to understand its meaning. For many of you, this might be an unusual picture, but for those who are familiar with the yeshiva (religious school) world, it is the way things have always been.
And what does that page say? It says, I created you to be a special people. Do not be fooled by pizza and basketball. Although they can be very nice, they are not the purpose of life. Follow My Torah, and you will understand why I put you in the world, and your grandchildren will understand, too.