Shavuos – Night of Mesirus Nefesh For Torah [#2922]


In the Shelah HaKadosh it is written that on Shavuos, a man is judged for how much Torah he will merit, in amount and in quality. Why didn’t Chazal establish any special prayers about this?


The Torah was given with mesirus nefesh (self-sacrifice), because for every word of Hashem that was uttered, their souls flew out of them. Every year as well, the main spiritual level of this day is mesirus nefesh, which is a higher level than tefillah\prayer.