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The Chassidic masters were revolutionaries of their time. Breathing new life into a world that was still reeling from the pogroms and expulsions of the middle ages, they set Jewish thought on a new course. In this last installment of the Rebbe's Teachings...
The weekly portion from the Prophets
This class studies the text of the haftarah for the first day of Rosh Hashanah. The reading is from the beginning of the book of Samuel, which is the narrative of the Chana’s prayer for a child and the subsequent birth of her son Shmuel.
Chana’s Prayer and Rosh Hashanah
On Rosh Hashana we read in the Haftorah about the birth of the prophet Samuel. Childless for many years, one year on Rosh Hashana, his mother Chana offered a prayer that elicited the Divine blessing resulting in his birth. The Talmud states that Chana's p...
Gate of Reincarnations: Chapter Thirty-Three, Section 3a
Nadab and Abihu are the two legs, netzach and hod, the root of all prophets.
An in-depth look at Chanah
Chanah the prophetess revealed many of the basic laws of prayer and the inner dimension of prayer. She also taught us how to relate to our Creator from an entirely feminine perspective. To view G‑d not only as our king and sovereign, but also as a parent ...
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.
How are we to reconcile the loftiness of Rosh Hashanah with the mundane subject of a significant part of its prayers? Chanah's prayer offers the response to this profound question.
Is it appropriate to ask for personal needs on Rosh Hashanah? It seems to contradict the spirit of the day, where the focus is on our dedication and devotion to G-d as our king. This class will illuminate the very nature of prayer. (Based on Likkutei Sich...
What right did Chanah have to so rigidly determine her son’s destiny?
A mother’s relationship with her children impacts all of the future.
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