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1. The Gemara teaches the importance of praying with a Minyan.
2. Living in Eretz Yisrael, coming early to Shacharis, and leaving late from Ma'ariv are merits for a long life.
3. Hashem loves places where Halachah is studied even more than synagogues and other places of Torah study.
4. One should read the Parshah of the week twice and the Targum once.
5. One should honor a Torah scholar even if he has forgotten his learning.


1. Such a prayer is never rejected by Hashem. Someone who studies Torah, performs acts of kindness, and prays with a Minyan is considered as though he has redeemed Hashem Himself and Bnei Yisrael from among the nations.
2. Rebbi Yochanan states, "I understand why people live long lives in Eretz Yisrael, as the verse says, 'In order that your days and the days of your sons should be many on the land.' People in Chutz la'Aretz must merit this because they come early to Shacharis and stay late after Ma'ariv."
3. The verse states, "Hashem loves the gates of Zion more than any other dwellings of Yaakov." The Gemara derives from here that Hashem loves "the gates that are 'Metzuyanim' ('marked') by the study of Halachah more than synagogues and other places of Torah study."
4. The Gemara says that one who does so merits to have a long life.
5. The Gemara compares this to the fact that the first Luchos that were broken by Moshe Rabeinu were placed in the Aron alongside the second set of Luchos. This shows that even "broken Luchos" should be respected.

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