Chabad Outreach, Summer Mini Yeshiva

     
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Excerpt from a letter of the Lubavitcher Rebbe: 

'The importance of a restful vacation is obvious. However, certain aspects of vacation time should be examined carefully. Is vacation time a stoppage of study, or is it a transition from one form of activity to another?

In all living forms, there is no such thing as a stoppage of life, followed by a completely new start, for a stoppage of life is death, and cannot serve as a temporary rest period. There can be a transition from one form of activity to another, but not a cessation or stoppage

A restful vacation does not mean interruption and stoppage of Torah and Mitzvoth, G‑d forbid. It means only just another way of furthering their course of study, a period during which they renew their mental abilities and increase their capacities for a more intensive study later on. 

 Therefore, my friends, bring light and holiness into your vacation time, by remembering always that it is the time of preparation in order to improve the quality and quantity of your studies during study-time to follow. But let it not remain so only in your thoughts and intentions; be always united with our holy Torah in your everyday actions and conduct. Let not a single day pass without the “breath of life” provided by the “Torah of Life.” Let everyone have appointed times for the study of Chumash, Mishnah, Gemoro, and so on, each one according to his or her standard of Torah education.

 At this time, I wish everyone who is resolved to use his or her vacation in this productive “living” way—much success, both during vacation, as well as on returning to normal study later on.

 

With Blessing,

Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson'