An Art Guest Posting By Shoshannah Brombacher
Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apt (the Ohev Yisrael, 1755-1825) was a student of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk. He stressed the importance of Torah study, and he used to say to his students:
"Everyday a Jew has to see himself standing at Har Sinai to receive the Torah. Why? Because for every person, there is a past and a present and a future. Not so for HaShem: everyday He gives the Torah."