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On Simchat Torah we read the last passage of the Torah, but we don’t stop for even a moment when we finish reading the Torah. Instead, we turn around and start over immediately from the first verse. There are many celebrations on Simchat Torah, but they come before we read …

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Vayera: The History and Power of Prayer

November 13, 2005 – 2:04 am | 1,324 views
Prayer The Interface Of Love

An Ancient Tradition
The tradition of praying three times a day was established by the Patriarchs. Abraham established the morning prayer, Isaac established the afternoon prayer and Jacob established the evening prayer. (1)
Jews prayed this way for many years as evidenced by King David’s words in reference to the daily prayers, …

Naso : The Priestly Blessing of Love

May 18, 2005 – 1:42 am | One Comment | 1,451 views
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The Ritual
If you have ever been to the Synagogue during the Priestly blessing, you know it is a celestial experience. The Kohen removes his shoes, approaches the podium his fase hidden behind his prayer shawl. He extends his hands towards the congregation, fingers parted and palms stretched outwards, he awaits, …

Vayigash : Talking to G-d

December 16, 2004 – 10:10 pm | 1,284 views
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I was driving on the New York State Thruway late one afternoon and parked on the shoulder to recite the Mincha prayer. I closed my eyes and tried to tune out the sounds of passing cars when a police cruiser pulled up behind me and asked over his loudspeaker if …

Vaytze : The Night is for Jacob

November 19, 2004 – 5:16 am | 1,388 views
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Our patriarchs, Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov established a rite of prayer that is followed to this very day. Avraham coined the morning service, Yitzchak the afternoon service and Yaakov the evening service. (1)
In prayer we draw divine energy into our environment and ourselves. Every day progresses through three stages, …