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In the Holy Temple, a Korban Olah, a Burnt sacrifice, was offered up twice daily, in the morning and at dusk. Our Sages teach that while we are in exile, “the prayers were established in place of the daily offerings.” ‘Korban,’ offering, shares the same Hebrew root as ‘Kiruv,’ closeness. The purpose of an offering is, that through it, we become closer to G-d. True closeness to G-d can be achieved when our prayers, like the Burnt Offering, are in order to connect with G-d, not for personal gain.

Selfless Prayer

Selfless Prayer

12 Tammuz, 5744 • July 12, 1984

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Selfless Prayer: 12 Tammuz, 5744 • July 12, 1984

In the Holy Temple, a Korban Olah, a Burnt sacrifice, was offered up twice daily, in the morning and at dusk. Our Sages teach that while we are in exile, “the prayers were established in place of the daily offerings.” ‘Korban,’ offering, shares the same Hebrew root as ‘Kiruv,’ closeness. The purpose of an offering is, that through it, we become closer to G-d. True closeness to G-d can be achieved when our prayers, like the Burnt Offering, are in order to connect with G-d, not for personal gain.
Lubavitcher Rebbe, Prayer, Daily "Tamid" Offering
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Kenny Cartwright Abilene, Texas November 17, 2010

Love this lesson Love this lesson!!! Not being very fluent in Hebrew- especially spoken, I am still wondering what was the language being spoken. I understood some Hebrew, but much was unintelligible to me due to my lack. But, the captions captured it- excellent lesson!!!! Reply

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