Mori V'Rabi HaRav Schachter gave a speech at YU last week and in it said that there is a Gemarah that says that people who are learning Torah and are keeping Mitzvos also need Chizzuk. Where is this Gemarah?

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    Interesting that there would need to be a gemarah that says this. What is the hava amina?
    – Daniel
    Sep 7, 2015 at 21:56
  • I was wondering that also.
    – Bochur613
    Sep 7, 2015 at 23:26

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Brachos 32b:

The Rabbis taught in a braisa: Four things need Chizzuk, as follows: Torah, good deeds, prayer, and worldly affairs.

From where do we know Torah and good deeds? As it says, "Just be strong (chazzak) and valiant (v'ammatz) to observe and perform according to the whole Torah (Yehoshua 1:7)." "Be strong" in Torah, "and valiant" in good deeds.

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