Monthly Archives: August 2012
… so I will sit and prayer here … directing my Heart to HaShem.
–William Blake Daf 30. Summary. The traveler’s prayer should be said with the congregation (not alone). When reciting Amida stand facing Jerusalem. A blind person should focus his heart. There are directions for how to stand when praying in various places– … Continue reading
The setting here is the Shemoneh Esrei prayer … the prayer that has 18 blessings, or 19 blessings, or 7 blessings …depending on the day and depending on what and how you count. It is also called the Amida (“standing … Continue reading
Daf 29. Summary. Why don’t they remove Shmuel HaKatan when he forgets the “blessing of the heretics”? Does a righteous one ever become wicked? Does Shmuel? “Yohanan the High Priest served in the High Priesthood for 80 years and ultimately … Continue reading
Daf 28. Summary. Rabban Elazar ben Azarya consults his wife on whether he should accept the appointment as Nasi. She has some concerns: one, that he has no white hair. Immediately, his hair turns white, although he is only 18 … Continue reading
Chevre – It is inevitable that there will be some days when I will need to double up in the course of this seven-and-half year commitment. Today is one of them. What gets my attention is both the flexibility and … Continue reading