Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Silent prayer is more acceptable?


"One who prays and rises before his Master should not make his voice heard in his prayer. One who makes his voice heard will not have his prayers heard. Why? Because true prayer is not the voice that is heard...

"Therefore, one should not make his prayer audible; rather, he should pray silently, with the voice that is not heard, and that is the prayer that will always be accepted."

(Zohar Bereishit pg. 209b)

May we be inscribed and sealed for a great new year,


  1. Shana tova,

    Is it your opinion that this is speaking specifically and only of the Amidah, or other elements of our davening as well?


  2. Hi Michael,

    From a technical perspective, probably just the Amidah. The spirit of it is another matter, though.