In various shuls during Hakafos on Simchas Torah, I have heard the well known song "Tov Li Toras Picha" (טוב לי תורת פיך מאלפי זהב וכסף" - תהלים קיט עב") with a chorus in Yiddish. Does anyone know the words of this verse? Also, what is the origin of this song?


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טוב לי תורת פיך מאלפי זהב וכסף

"The Torah of your mouth is better for me than thousands of gold and silver." (Tehillim 119:72)

עס איז בעסער צו לערנען די הייליגע תורה מער ווי אלע גאלד און זילבער

(Yid.) It is better to learn the Holy Torah, more than all gold and silver.

  • Added translation :)
    – ezra
    Commented Sep 21, 2018 at 21:30

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