Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Recitation With Understanding

As I continue to say Perek Shirah on behalf of the Jews living in Gush Katif and the Shomron, I am slowly making my way through Rabbi Nosson Slifkin's wondeful book Nature's Song: An Elucidation of Perek Shirah, the Ancient Text that Lists the Philosophical and Ethical Lessons of the Natural World.

I recommend it to all, and as Rabbi Sliflin wrote, "The benefits are not promised to one who merely says Perek Shirah, but rather to one who involves himself in it. Mere lip service is pointless. One must give genuine and serious contemplation to the concepts involved in order to benefit from them."