"Purim is the time when Jewry reconfirmed their acceptance of the Torah - Kiyemu vekiblu.' At this time they embraced the Torah from love, and therefore, we, too, must increase our Torah study."
This was the message which HaRav Gershon Edelstein conveyed in anticipation of the upcoming days of Purim, arousing the need to increase and intensify study and set times thereof for Torah. This, he said, is all the more important in this season.
Laymen are also included in this obligation of establishing set times for Torah study. No one is absolved from this responsibility, as the Rambam wrote in the laws of Talmud Torah, it is incumbent even on those who are beset by pain and suffering or laymen engaged in business. All are obligated to study Torah to the best of their ability. It is a mitzvah which obligates, besides being a tremendous source of merit for everyone.
He added and stressed that it is additionally obligatory to establish Torah study on the days of Purim and to maintain one's regular schedule. Indeed, Purim is the very time when Jewry re-assumed their acceptance of the Torah out of love, so that we must express this by augmenting our study as much as possible. Surely, those who do so in this season will merit yeshuos.