Psalm 62

“Like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?” (62:4)

Placing a fence around the Torah protects and honors the Torah by not getting too close to a violation of its restrictions. An example — light Shabbat candles 18 minutes before sunset, so even if you are a few minutes late, you have not kindled fire on the Sabbath.

A poorly maintained fence or one which is routinely breached does not honor the property which it surrounds. The solution is not to build a wider fence or higher wall, but rather to repair the current boundary marker and make sure people understand why it is there.

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