Why the name 'Light of Torah'?

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'those who study Torah give forth light'

In the Hebrew Scriptures and in Jewish storytelling (Midrash),

the Torah is described as spiritual illumination.

The Lord make His face to shine upon you... with the light of the Torah...

May he enlighten your eyes and heart in the Torah...

For the commandment is a lamp, and the Torah is light (Prov 6:23).

- Numbers Rabbah 11,6

But those who study the Torah give forth light wherever they may be.

It is like one standing in the dark with a lamp in his hand, as it says,

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Ps.119:105)

- Exodus Rabbah 36,3

Torah as 'Light'

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'. . . and the Torah is light'

Why the name ‘Light of Torah’?

In the Hebrew Scriptures and in Jewish storytelling (Midrash),

the Torah is described as spiritual illumination.

The Lord make His face to shine upon you... with the light of the Torah...

May he enlighten your eyes and heart in the Torah...

For the commandment is a lamp, and the Torah is light (Prov 6:23).

- Numbers Rabbah 11,6

But those who study the Torah give forth light wherever they may be.

It is like one standing in the dark with a lamp in his hand, as it says,

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Ps.119:105)

- Exodus Rabbah 36,3

Torah as 'Light'

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Why the name ‘Light of Torah’?

 

In the Hebrew Scriptures and in Jewish storytelling (Midrash),

the Torah is described as spiritual illumination.

The Lord make His face to shine upon you... with the light of the Torah...

May he enlighten your eyes and heart in the Torah...

For the commandment is a lamp, and the Torah is light (Prov 6:23).

- Numbers Rabbah 11,6

But those who study the Torah give forth light wherever they may be.

It is like one standing in the dark with a lamp in his hand, as it says,

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Ps.119:105)

- Exodus Rabbah 36,3