We are commanded – לעסוק בדברי תורה– to engage in the words of our TorahThe Five Books of Moses, and the foundation of all of Jewish life and lore. The Torah is considered the heart and soul of the Jewish people, and study of the Torah is a high mitzvah. The Torah itself a scroll that is hand lettered on parchment, elaborately dressed and decorated, and stored in a decorative ark. It is chanted aloud on Mondays, Thursdays, and Shabbat, according to a yearly cycle. Sometimes "Torah" is used as a colloquial term for Jewish learning and narrative in general..
We are commanded – לעסוק בדברי תורה– to immerse ourselves in the story of our people.
We are commanded – לעסוק– to soak ourselves, jump in, dive in, make a big splash – בדברי תורה– in the words of our people.
Savor each letter – as it drips with honey, sweet in our mouths.