Rav Ovadia: This is a Day of Torah Learning


Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita announced after shachris today, Independence Day, that if one wishes to honor the day one should immerse oneself in Torah study “for Torah protects us from those wishing to harm us”.

The rav added that Baruch Hashem today, the center of Torah study is in Eretz Yisrael, where there is simply more Yiras Shomayim, and more baalei tshuva.

There are batei medrashim that hold a “Yom Shekulo Torah” today, on Independence Day.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


  1. That sounds like something a Ben Torah would do.

    Baal ha-Batim are much more into things like cookouts, parades, rioting, whatever.