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All of Torah in Your Hand

20 Teves, 5749 · December 28, 1988

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All of Torah in Your Hand: 20 Teves, 5749 · December 28, 1988

Maimonides writes in the introduction to his Code of Jewish law that if one studies the five Books of Moses and goes straight to studying his code, he will know all of Jewish law, of both the Written and Oral Torah. This means that the scope of Maimonides’ codification is beyond anything that ever preceded or followed it!
Daily Study Cycle of Maimonides, Mishneh Torah (Rambam), Lubavitcher Rebbe
All of Torah in Your Hand
20 Teves, 5749 · December 28, 1988
Disc 50, Program 197

Event Date: 20 Tevet 5749 - December 28, 1988

Maimonides writes in the introduction to his Code of Jewish law that if one studies the five Books of Moses and goes straight to studying his code, he will know all of Jewish law, of both the Written and Oral Torah. This means that the scope of Maimonides’ codification is beyond anything that ever preceded or followed it!

On Simchas Torah, we make a joyous conclusion celebration for merely reading the Written Torah. Clearly then, one should celebrate the conclusion of studying Maimonides’ Code - which explains not only the laws of the Written Torah, but of the entire Oral Torah as well.

May it be G-d’s will, that of all the “conclusion” celebrations, may we finally celebrate the conclusion of exile, when - in the concluding words of Maimonides himself: “All the world will be occupied only with the knowledge of G-d... as the verse states: ‘The world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d as waters cover the sea.’”

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