Akeidah

In our liturgy, we repeatedly refer to the akeidas Yitzchak as testimony to Avraham’s absolute trust in Hashem, and we plead to arouse Hashem’s mercy upon us by virtue of our ancestor’s great merit. Some commentaries raise the question, Avraham’s great devotion to Hashem notwithstanding, there have been many other Read More …

Prayer

My mother used to say, “A chassan and kallah under the chuppah have such a propitious moment for tefillah. It is their Yom Kippur. They have been forgiven for all their sins, and their prayers go directly up to shamayim (heaven). Do these children really know what to pray for?” Read More …