Be careful to heed all these commandments that I enjoin upon you; thus it will go well with you and with your descendants after you forever, for you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.
From here the Talmud learns the importance of reviewing one’s Torah studies.
We are told that one who has reviewed something 101 times knows it better to one who only reviewed 100 times. The number 101 is significant because the name of the Angel Gavriel, who is in charge of Torah and memory, has a numerical value of 101. This teaches us that one who reviews 101 times is assisted by Gavriel to retain what one has learned.
The numerical difference between Zachor/remember (227) and Shocheach/forget (328) is 101. This teaches us that reviewing one’s studies 101 times makes the difference between remembering and forgetting it.
(Chagiga 9b, Meam Loez.)
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