Tuesday, August 20, 2019

leave Kollel & go to work

ואספת דגנך 
In Eretz Yisroel, you must go out to work instead of learning Torah.

According to the Chasam Sofer*, when the majority of  Bnei Yisroel live in Eretz Yisroel the Mitzvah of Yishuv Eretz Yisroel is applicable.
By working the fields and growing the holy fruits, you are Mekayam the Mitzvah of Yishuv Eretz Yisroel.

R. Yishmael says (Brachos 35b), there is a Mitzvah of ואספת דגנך The Torah commands us הנהג בהן מנהג דרך ארץ

The same way one can not say he has no time to put on Tefillin because he is busy learning Torah, so too one can not say I am busy learning Torah and have no time to gather my grain.

The Chasam Sofer adds that perhaps other trades that benefits and are necessary for mankind are also part of the Mitzvah of ואספת דגנך 
(הנהג בהן מנהג דרך ארץ) and Mitzvahs Yishuv E.Y. 

*חידושים מסכת סוכה ל"ו ע"א


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