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Discover how Jews pray, when Jews pray, and the meaning of Jewish prayers.
One of the most striking Biblical dreams is that of Jacob and the ladder. Jacob is about to embark on his personal exile from his family and land to enter the world of his corrupt uncle Laban. Just before he leaves Israel he rests on the future Temple Mou...
Eliezer’s Mission, Eliezer’s Prayer, Rebekah at the Well, Rebekah and Isaac Marries
The Paradox of Our Prayers The machzor for Rosh HaShanah contains many prayers which petition G‑d that (for example) “we be remembered and inscribed in the Book of life, blessing, peace and prosper­ity....” In addition to these communal prayers, many peop...
The Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer begins his first treatiseKuntres HaTefillah (Tract on Prayer). Written in 1900, fifth edition printed in Brooklyn, 1946. [English rendition, Brooklyn, 1992.] written for the students of the Yeshiva Tomchei Tmimim, [Talmudica...
Analyze the Effects of its Study
In explicating any subject, the interpretation must bear close relationship with the subject. Regardless of the effort expended in clarifying the subject with intelligible examples and parallels drawn from daily living, and presenting them lucidly, one ca...
Deep Calling Unto Deep
Prayer is for the soul what food is for the body. As fire flickers upwards, drawn to its supernal source, so does prayer issue forth. It is hard, if not impossible, to conceive of faith in G-d without some concept of prayer
This requires clarification, however. Have not our Sages asserted, [Beitzah 16a.] “A person’s sustenance is allotted on Rosh Hashanah”? For on Rosh Hashanah, as is known, all created beings are judged and their verdicts rendered. Accordingly, we recite in...
It is impossible to pray with kavanah (devotion) without exertion. The Talmud (Berachot 32b) states that prayer requires vigor or exertion, i.e., that one must always strengthen himself, with all his energy. You must entreat God for help and assistance. “...
You are the children to the Lord your G-d (14:1) From my own flesh I see G-d - Job 19:26 From the diary of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok of Lubavitch: Thursday, 14 Sivan 5662 Serebrinka[June 19, 1902] It is an hour now since I returned from visiting the abandoned ...
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