Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Even If You Mispronounce Them

If you read in the Torah, and you see the radiance of the letters, read them with love and fervor even if you don't understand their meaning… G-d doesn't mind if you don't pronounce them correctly. It's the same as a toddler asking his father for something. He may mumble and stammer, but his father takes delight in it anyway. And so is it with people. If you say the words of Torah with love, then G-d loves you, even if you mispronounce them.

(Baal Shem Tov)