Section:  Avodah   Category: 48 Kinyanei Torah
Kinyan 12 Yishuv - Rav Shimshon Pincus - Daddy Has A Headache
Rav Shimshon Pincus wants to know why when Mommy has a headache (when she comes home), she continues making supper, doing laundry, and tend to the children through pain and tears.  Moreover according to the gemara she suffers most of her young married years considered technically a "Choleh", since for two years after giving birth you are accorded this halachic status.  Yet the world doesn't stop and no one seems to care much.

On the other hand there is Daddy. When Daddy comes home with a headache, watch out!  You better be quiet because he needs to rest.  Don't bother him with things that will make him upset.  On and on go the list of restrictions, as the house shuts down until poor daddy's headache goes away?

The first question we will leave for now and tackle the second.  The gemara Megila (28b) says that Torah the way it ought to be learned needs total clarity, "Shmatza Ba'i Tzilusa".  It needs perfect Yishuv HaDa'as.  A person cannot be the slightest bit distracted.  You need to cleanse his mind from all other matters whether they be outside pressures, or physical ailments, or even bad weather says the gemara.  You need to leave this world behind and enter the sea of Torah.  Whether Toraso Umnaso or if you are Ba'al HaBayis who learns early in the morning or late at night, you must be fully relaxed and focused with peace of mind and no distractions.  To be Koneh Torah you need to learn with Yishuv.