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On its most basic level, to pray is to ask G-d to provide for your needs. But the story of Esther provides a loftier model, which should guide us as we approach the High Holidays.

Requesting Nothing, Sharing Silence

Requesting Nothing, Sharing Silence

Esther as a model for a higher mode of prayer

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Requesting Nothing, Sharing Silence : Esther as a model for a higher mode of prayer

On its most basic level, to pray is to ask G-d to provide for your needs. But the story of Esther provides a loftier model, which should guide us as we approach the High Holidays.
Purim 1957: Exile, selflessness, divine silence
Kabbalah & Chassidism, Prayer, High Holidays, Galut, Esther, Silence
Dr. Israel Sandman is a Fellow at University College London’s Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies. His areas of research include medieval Jewish thought and medieval Hebrew manuscripts.
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