בעזרת ה' יתברך – יום ד' פרשת משפטים, כ"ד שבט, שנת תשע"ט
Even though I have written countless letters to you on the greatness of learning a Daf Gemara a day, I’m writing yet another letter to you because I hope you still do so.
Gemara is a safe haven where one can escape to while going through hardships; even though you are preoccupied with the hassle of daily life, you should be careful not to let the opportunity to learn the Daf slip by. The pages of Gemara are the sweetest place to seek refuge בעת צרה. As Chazal relate (Shemos Raba 27, 3): “There were hunters trying to capture a bird, so she escaped to the kings palace knowing that in such a place nobody will dare shoot at her”; likewise, when a person is going through difficulties the best place to go hide is by Hashem, there, no one can harm you.
Therefore, I beg you dear…, start a routine of learning a Daf Gemara a day; even if you don’t understand what you are learning say the words without comprehending. Don’t mock this concept, because it’s not a joke. This world is an illusion, what is ridiculed here is not necessarily ridiculed in heaven, and what people respect down here is not necessarily respected up there. What we must believe is, that if a Tzaddik said something it is certainly significant.
Thus, I implore, start anew; take a Gemara Chulin and start Daf 64 – today’s Daf. Your entire life will transform, and likewise your wife will also be happy to see you learning.