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Shema 1
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Overview – Part 1 Before proceeding to our next tefilah, which, b’ezras Hashem, will be the Shemoneh Esrei, we will devote two weeks to the Shema, primarily focusing on the essence and first pasuk, Shema Yisrael. The Sefer HaChinuch discusses the root of the mitzvah of Shema.  The following is a rough translation of part […]
Rivka
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Many have the practice to recite, in the prayer following Shemoneh Esrei, a verse that starts and ends with the same letter as their name, or that contains their name, or both. This is considered a source of merit. In this series, we will briefly analyze these verses. רִגְזוּ וְאַל תֶּחֱטָאוּ אִמְרוּ בִלְבַבְכֶם עַל מִשְׁכַּבְכֶם וְדֹמּוּ […]
Ashrei 26
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Summary – Part 3 סומך ה’ לכל הנופלים וזוקף לכל הכפופים Hashem supports those who are falling – this means that Hashem supports those who are in a downward spiral, falling time and again.  Hashem supports everyone, regardless of how far or how often he or she is falling. Those who are generally on a […]
Sarah
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Many have the practice to recite, in the prayer following Shemoneh Esrei, a verse that starts and ends with the same letter as their name, or that contains their name, or both. This is considered a source of merit. In this series, we will briefly analyze these verses. שְׂאוּ יְדֵכֶם קֹדֶשׁ וּבָרְכוּ אֶת ה Raise your […]
Yaakov
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Many have the practice to recite, in the prayer following Shemoneh Esrei, a verse that starts and ends with the same letter as their name, or that contains their name, or both. This is considered a source of merit. In this series, we will briefly analyze these verses.  יַעַנְךָ ה’ בְּיוֹם צָרָה יְשַׂגֶּבְךָ שֵׁם אֱלֹקי […]
Ashrei 25
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Summary – Part 2 ועזוז נוראותיך יאמרו, וגדולתך אספרנה Most of the world’s population will speak of Hashem’s awesome power – ועזוז נוראותיך יאמרו.  However, David HaMelech says, I will speak of the great chesed of Hashem – וגדולתך אספרנה – since these awesome acts were performed for the benefit of those who love Him. […]
Yitzchak
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Many have the practice to recite, in the prayer following Shemoneh Esrei, a verse that starts and ends with the same letter as their name, or that contains their name, or both. This is considered a source of merit. In this series, we will briefly analyze these verses.  יוֹצִיאֵם מֵחֹשֶׁךְ וְצַלְמָוֶת וּמוֹסְרוֹתֵיהֶם יְנַתֵּק He brought […]
Ashrei 24
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Summary – Part 1 אשרי יושבי ביתך, עוד יהללוך סלה  Fortunate/praiseworthy are those who can sit in Hashem’s house by directing their minds to Hashem/Torah/chesed/mitzvos wherever they are (except bathrooms and the like).  Those who consistently thank Hashem for the goodness in their lives will be fortunate to feel that they are continuously dwelling in […]
Avraham
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Many have the practice to recite, in the prayer following Shemoneh Esrei, a verse that starts and ends with the same letter as their name, or that contains their name, or both. This is considered a source of merit. In this series, we will briefly analyze these verses.  אַתָּה הוּא ה’ הָאֱלֹקים אֲשֶׁר בָּחַרְתָּ בְּאַבְרָם […]
Ashrei 23
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ואנחנו נברך י-ה, מעתה ועד עולם, הללוי-ה – We will bless G-d from this time and forever, Halleluyah. This pasuk is actually not part of Tehilim 145, from which the rest of Ashrei (beginning with the third pasuk) is taken.  Why was this pasuk added as the conclusion of Ashrei? The Avudraham, the Meiri, and […]