Learning Nach Again
Rabbi Chaim Kramer wrote in his book Crossing the Narrow Bridge, "Rebbe Nachman once said, 'My mussar book is Tanach' (Sichos V'Sippurim #21). The Rebbe was referring to yet another major benefit from studying Tanach - faith. Reading about and taking to heart all that happened to our forefathers, we find ourselves instilled with a faith and a trust in the One above. We are given encouragement to 'wait out' the trials and tribulations that afflict us; all the while hoping for the salvation promised to us by our prophets and righteous leaders."
Realizing that my knowledge of Nach is lacking, this week I started a seder of learning Nach at a slow pace. Two years ago, I made my way through Shoftim and Shmuel I and II. Now, beginning with Melachim, I hope to make my way through the rest of Nach along with some basic commentaries.