Raishis Chochmah Yir’at Hashem…(Psalms111) “The beginning of wisdom is the fear of Hashem”.
This verse is recited each and every morning as we commence our daily prayers. The effect of the passage sets us firmly on the course of our Jewish daily activities, and provides us with a perspective that allows us to adjust our sights. Reverence for G-d provides us with a greater understanding for the lessons of our Torah and for the vital information which will come our way. Yir’at Hashem is a postulate of Jewish life that we have all too often neglected. Let me explain.