Rabbi Dovid Rosman

Shiur on Hoda’ah

December 19, 2006, by

Some of the older texts of al hanissim contain a request from Hashem to perform more miracles for us. Isn’t it inapropriate to make requests for more while in the middle of saying thank you? A proper understanding of what Hoda’ah really means sheds great light on this issue.

Requests on Shabbat and Rosh Hashana

September 6, 2006, by

The Yerushalmi Talmud rules that one is prohibited from making personal requests from God on Shabbat…but it should be permitted for us to make requests from God at the end of the Shemona Esrai of Rosh Hashana…