Tuesday, November 15, 2005

What Does It Say About You?

In a shiur on Likutey Moharan, Rabbi Nasan Maimon taught how the concepts of emunah and tefillah are intricately tied together and commented that one's tefillah is a good litmus test of one's emunah.

Refecting upon your davening, how would you answer these two questions:

What does your davening reveal about your emunah?

Does your emunah shine through when you say a brocha?

My last posting on the subject of tefillah can be read here.


At November 15, 2005 at 8:30:00 AM EST, Blogger MC Aryeh said...

Good, tough questions for a Tuesday morning. Thank you for this and for the selection from the Degel Machaneh Ephraim. I am going to make a copy of that and paste it at the front of my siddur....I could use such a reminder each day!

At November 15, 2005 at 9:05:00 AM EST, Blogger Philly Farmgirl said...

Oh I like the idea of posting it in yoru siddur. I might try that too.
This is indeed a a good reminder. You have given me much to think about with these two questions. Thanks so much.

At November 15, 2005 at 11:00:00 AM EST, Blogger Pragmatician said...

I don't like to admit it, but I don't always spend the proper amount of time concentrating on Tefillah.
Maybe It’s time for an Emunah check.

At November 15, 2005 at 12:13:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Pragmatician: Thanks for your honesty.

At November 15, 2005 at 12:53:00 PM EST, Blogger torontopearl said...

I've heard it said -- in Toronto, at least -- that there are certain shuls you go to "to daven" and there are certain shuls you go to "to pray"! Think about it; it does make sense.

At November 15, 2005 at 1:15:00 PM EST, Blogger A Simple Jew said...

Pearl: I don't know if my simplistic mind understands...

At November 15, 2005 at 3:09:00 PM EST, Blogger torontopearl said...

There are some shuls that are more modern-Orthodox in context and attract that crowd -- it's said you go to those "to pray."
There are other shuls that are more yeshivish and rather black hat-oriented, and you go to those "to daven."

I guess it's meant to be a joke; years ago I was asked whether I'd be going to a (named) certain shul to daven, or was I going to go to a different one (also named) to pray.

At November 21, 2005 at 12:59:00 AM EST, Blogger Batya said...

I think that we're all similar, in that sometimes we say every word with such meaning, and sometimes just a quick blur.


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