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From the story of the prophetess Chanah, we learn the proper way to approach G‑d and express our needs. (A text-based discussion of the first chapter of Samuel I.)

Is It Chutzpah to Pray?

Is It Chutzpah to Pray?

Chanah’s prayer and how to talk to G‑d

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Is It Chutzpah to Pray?: Chanah’s prayer and how to talk to G‑d

From the story of the prophetess Chanah, we learn the proper way to approach G‑d and express our needs. (A text-based discussion of the first chapter of Samuel I.)
chana's prayer
Prayer, Hannah, Rosh Hashanah
Chana Weisberg is the editor of TheJewishWoman.org. She lectures internationally on issues relating to women, relationships, meaning, self-esteem and the Jewish soul. She is the author of five popular books.
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Gil March 16, 2016

thank you May Hashem rain down blessings on you and yours
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Anonymous September 25, 2014

Tfilah and Avinu Malkeinu I love how tfilah, to acknowledge, praise and also petition the Most High, was explained so beautifully with our saying of "Avinu Malkeinu". He not only is our King that wants us to elevate things, but also a parent that cares for us in a very personal way. But why, then, do we say "Avinu Malkeinu"? Should we not say first "Malkeinu Avinu"? That He is not only the King, but also our caring and loving Abba? Is there an actual explanation as to why it is first "Avinu Malkeinu" instead of "Malkeinu Avinu"? Reply

Chavah Kwiatkowska Latvia August 28, 2014

Dear Mrs. Weisberg, I have just finished watching your powerful series on the Biblical women. Thank you very much for them.
May G-d bless you and your family for the new year 5775! Reply

Prof. Dr. Samuel Abudarham Gibraltar, Europe November 1, 2012

Vatitpalel Hanna Your shiur was amazing. Kol hakavod. I really enjoyed it and will be using it, b'H, in one of my occasional shiurim.
I say this prayer every morning at Shahrit and find it very moving and inspiring. Reply

Elizabeth Baltimore, 21210 November 19, 2011

Healing Balm Praise G-d for the healing power of His holy Word! Thank you Chana for being a sparking vessel! My heart is encouraged and my spirit refreshed! Reply

Anonymous Mesa, USA November 5, 2011

Is it Chutzpath to Pray Thank you Chana Weisberg, once again, for your wonderful teachings.
My prayer everyday is that for the Redemption of Yisrael, and that I, who knows does not deserve anything, be in that Redemption even in a little corner of the Kingdom of G-d, so that I can see and feel His Presence for an Eternity with our people. May Hashem keep on blessing you and yours with His Special Blessings. Reply

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