בס”ד Journey of Faith: Divine Guidance and Prayer in the Tale of Eliezer and Rivka Parshat Chayei Sarah 5784 (additional) Introduction In the biblical narrative of “The Engagement of Rivka” in Parsha Chayei Sarah, the quest for a suitable bride for Isaac unfolds, revealing profound lessons in faith, commitment, and… Read More »JOURNEY OF FAITH: DIVINE GUIDANCE AND PRAYER
PRAYERS AND BRACHOT
בס”ד The “Shema” holds a special place in Jewish tradition. It is one of the first prayers a Jewish child learns and the last words a Jew utters with their final breath. But it’s much more than a mere declaration of faith in the existence of G-d; it is a… Read More »SHEMA – AFFIRMATION OF THE TRUE EXISTENCE
בס”ד Click on the button to go to: “TEHILLIM LECHAYAL” Each time the page is loaded you will receive the name of a soldier or prisoner and a chapter of Psalms. Do not press the button if you do not intend to pray! Once you’re done, click the “Done” button… Read More »PRAY IN THE MERIT OF AN ISRAELI SOLDIER OR PRISONER
בס”ד The holidays are over. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot were all observed. These are the days when “remembering” takes center stage. We recall creation, G-d’s forgiveness for anyone who turns to Him, and G-d’s mercy and protection. The subject of “remembering” is also prevalent in the haftorot relating… Read More »LEARN FROM CHANAH
בס”ד People who become Noahide and are accustomed to bending or kneeling in worship from their former religion notice that Jews do not do so. One can wonder why. In general, Jews pray standing or sitting, with a slight knee bend in some parts of the prayer from the Siddur… Read More »MAY A NOAHIDE PROSTRATE AND KNEEL TO G-D?
בס”ד Hitbodedut Hitbodedut is a Jewish meditation technique. Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (1772-1810) popularized the phrase. It is a form of prayer and meditation that is unstructured, spontaneous, and personalized. As a result, one builds a close personal contact with G-d, discovering G-d in one’s own life more and more.… Read More »HITBODEDUT – CAN I PRAY IN A UNSTRUCTURED WAY?
בס”ד Pirkei Avot 2:13 רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן אוֹמֵר, הֱוֵי זָהִיר בִּקְרִיאַת שְׁמַע וּבַתְּפִלָּה. וּכְשֶׁאַתָּה מִתְפַּלֵּל, אַל תַּעַשׂ תְּפִלָּתְךָ קֶבַע, אֶלָּא רַחֲמִים וְתַחֲנוּנִים לִפְנֵי הַמָּקוֹם בָּרוּךְ הוּא, שֶׁנֶּאֱמַר (יואל ב) כִּי חַנּוּן וְרַחוּם הוּא אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם וְרַב חֶסֶד וְנִחָם עַל הָרָעָה. וְאַל תְּהִי רָשָׁע בִּפְנֵי עַצְמְךָ “Rabbi Shimon said: Be careful with… Read More »PIRKEI AVOT 2:13 – HOW SHOULD I PRAY?
בס”ד Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25 from 30 July till 5 August This time I was not at home while writing. So, no books to grab. No inspiring people for me to be stimulated by to write something. Just me and my laptop, so what to do now. My eye caught the following… Read More »PARSHAT EKEV – GRACE BEFORE AND AFTER A MEAL
בס”ד The moment people recognize G-d as Creator, King and Father, it is logic to want to serve G-d. One does this by observing the 7 Noahide Commandments, and its details, to the best of one’s ability. The 7 Commandments do not include a direct commandment to pray. But the… Read More »Tehillim Prayer Group
10 Sivan 5783 – 30 May 2023 What is a blessing, bracha, in Hebrew? The first thing we often think of is the blessing that G-d gives to us humans. Sometimes we think, for example, that we ourselves take care of our bread, clothing, shelter, etc. But it is G-d… Read More »DEUTERONOMY 8:10 – BLESS G-D?