Monday, February 16, 2009

Is Writing Torah considered a form of Study?


Yesterday we noted that thinking words of Torah does not require reciting this blessing, because thought is not considered a substantive form of study. Speaking is considered a substantive form of study. What about writing?

Writing is an action, and it has certain lasting results; further, people often recite or mouth words as they write them. Therefore, one should recite Birchot haTorah, the blessings upon Torah study, before writing a Torah thought.

(Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim 47:3; Mishneh Berurah 47:4)

Have a great day,

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