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What is Prayer All About?

Why Do Jews Pray?
A person praying is a standing paradox, a swaying contradiction, a self divided. The body is praying for life and existence; the soul is praying to escape life, to transcend existence
Chanah's Prayer
This, then, is the secret of prayer: The entire world may be ripping apart at the seams, but the beseecher’s heart and mouth are at peace as one. And then that peace spreads outward into all things.
Holy War
In Jewish tradition, prayer is an activity with distinctly violent connotations . . .
If G-d Knows Best, What's the Point of Prayer?
Think of prayer as G-d talking to Himself -- through you
Mistranslation from the Hebrew
The English word for prayer is a poor conveyer of the true meaning of these three acitions.
Baby Talk
I know that I am her mother and know far better than she what's good and what's bad for her. But whether or not her limited view of reality is a valid one, is irrelevant: to her, her pain is real
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