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Mamer – Asarah 15 Taamuz 5742

1 Both Torah and prayer done with a Minyan, draw down an infinite light of God.

2. Torah and prayer are interconnected; it is through the agency and the ascendancy of man to God in prayer, that the Divinity from God to man through Torah descends.

3. The reason prayer evokes the Divine, is because prayer is like a servant before a king – done through humility; and conversely, the Torah, even done in humility, because it touches our understanding, which touches our ego, and though it may be a source for the Divine to descend into us – for we are after all an ego, nonetheless, it certainly is not the source of Ascension.