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To Combat Talking in Shul, Part 2

Part 2 of a series from Shtetlhood by Shimona Tzukernik: "What Rabbi Immanuel Schochet told me about prayer along with a few practical pointers of my own, as I’m pretty certain I’m not alone in the struggle." Full Story

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Tzivot HaRivash
January 15, 2017 10:11 pm

Learning Tzivot Rivash of the Baal Shem Tov that Rabbi Schochet zl translated and commentated on has been a great preparation for my davening and at the same time feel connected to Rabbi Schochet zl.

beautiful article
January 15, 2017 8:25 pm

you taught me a lot!! thank u

Thank you Shimona
January 15, 2017 4:57 pm

As always, you explain it so well and get right to the heart of the subject. Likewise, Your words should enter hearts and we will see a new trend whereby everyone who comes to shul will be coming to daven.

Thank you
January 15, 2017 4:05 pm

Beautiful article.

Keep them coming please

A great loss
January 15, 2017 2:44 pm

Rabbi Schochet’s passing was a great loss to his family as well as all of jewry. He had the right answer to everything and could touch people like no one could. His wisdom and understanding just cannot be replaced, ever.

Davening is the backbone
January 15, 2017 2:43 pm

In maamorim it explains how davening is the backbone. We raise up the sparks of kedusha from the food and drink when we daven. From davening which is called awakening from below we cause a wakening from above to bring down hashems brachos. The rebbe spoke about in shema kolainu we can ask hashem for our own requests. Also at the end of elokai nitzor before stepping back we can ask hashem out own requests. I hayom yom it says how weakening in davening is the first step in going down. In kuntres hamayon it says how every day we… Read more »

yasher koach
January 15, 2017 2:38 pm

Many excellent suggestions! I agree that talking to Hashem in one’s own words is neglected and very important. Indeed, it was widely practiced (and even the only type of prayer before the Amidah was composed) and is frequently mentioned in Gemara, Rishonism, and Acharonim, including many chassidic and Litvish seforim. Some strongly recommend an hour a day (Likutei Moharan) but all would agree even a few minutes is good as well. In addition, many people find that inserting their own requests or praises in the midst of the relevant brachos of the Shemonei Esrei helps enhance their kavanah.

Thank you
January 15, 2017 1:52 pm

Very well put.

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