Positive Mitzvah 17: The Torah Scroll of the King … Deuteronomy 17:18

And it shall be, when he (the king sits upon the
throne of his kingdom, and he shall write for himself a copy of this

A Jewish king's royal treasury contains countless blocks of gold,
beautifully embroidered bags filled with silver coins, diamonds,
jewels and many glittering stones. These precious stones are locked
away in vaults and the fortune is guarded by soldiers.

But there is one precious item that the king will not entrust to
anyone else. He refers to it constantly and always carries it with

This is his own personal Torah Scroll.

HaShem commands a Jewish King to write a Torah Scroll for himself and
to carry it with him always. Thus, the Torah will guide him in ruling
the Jewish people and creating a proper kingdom.
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