Warren Buffett spends five to six hours per day reading. Bill Gates reads 50 books per year. Elon Musk grew up reading two books a day.
How many hours a week do you spend reading or learning?
We are living in times of profound confusion and uncertainty. Timeless values are frowned upon. Traditional rules of engagement have vanished. Even civil dialogue is rare.
Consequently people are anxious and afraid. Especially the young. Even though they pretend not to be.
In times likes these we have no choice but to revive our senses. We can do this by immersion in the wellsprings of eternal life. Each and every Jew has free access to this experience. You don’t have to travel nor pay for this. it provides a clarity that can dispel all doubt. It inspires conviction that will cause anxiety to vanish.
It has sustained a people for thousands of years. It has stimulated and challenged the minds and hearts of the greatest personalities in history. It has inspired hope during the darkest times.
It is the most valuable asset known to mankind. It is the gift of the “Torah” which was given to each and every Jew. Each one of us has an equity stake which cannot be taken away.
Only, we have the choice to harness its power and illuminate our lives and all those around us. Or we can turn our backs on the greatest opportunity that history has bestowed upon us.
Today more then ever it is easily accessible. Through the internet and cutting edge apps (Sefaria) one can search and study through thousands of ancient text and commentaries in English.
Through this journey we will gain perspective and clarity in a confused world. We will discover true identity and purpose in a world which has lost its identity and direction. We will strengthen our faith and trust in G-d enabling us to successfully navigate through the difficult challenges we face in our lives.
This Sunday on the festival of Shavuot we commemorate the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Let us all together seize this moment by immersing ourselves in the ״sea of Torah” the wellspring of life.