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Hannah: (a) (10th century BCE) A prophetess, wife of Elkanah. After years of childlessness she prayed for a son, vowing to devote him to G-d’s service. She subsequently gave birth to Samuel in 931 BCE. She is famous for the song of praise she composed after this event. (b) A common Jewish name.
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It was precisely the inconceivably audacious nature of Hannah’s prayer that placed it at the center of the Jewish definition of prayer.
For the first day of Rosh Hashana, from the teachings of the Rebbe
On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, we read the haftorah about Chana, a barren woman who was blessed with a son, our prophet Samuel. There are several reasons why this haftorah is read on Rosh Hashanah. The first is because of its similarity to the Torah r...
The Torah readings for both days of the holiday, as well as both Haftorahs, share the same theme -- children: the great blessing of having children, the importance of educating them properly, and our commitment to their welfare.
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