20 Jun 2006

[m.]; mercy, compassion; based on the word “rechem,” womb, linking the emotion fundamentally to the mother; yet Jewish liturgy has us praying to Hashem to have mercy on His People “K’rachem av al banim,” “As a father would have mercy upon his child. In doing so, we appeal to His “Midat HaRachamim,” “Attribute of Mercy.”