Kavata Ittim LaTorah? Making Time to Learn
Forty years ago, two young men, both newly married and living in Mevasseret Tzion on the outskirts of Jerusalem, began learning together every morning. One was a rav, the other, an engineer (now retired). They both moved on to other
neighborhoods, but they continued to meet daily in various locations in Jerusalem – in Ramot, at Yeshivat HaKotel in the Old City, and now in a shul in Shaarei Chesed. They learn Gemara, both Bavli and Yerushalmi, early in the morning before davening “neitz” (the sunrise minyan). They are as excited and enthusiastic about their learning today, in their sixties, as they were when they began. How important is it to designate a regular time to study Torah? We learn from Chazal that it is nothing short of critical.