Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Prayer and Self-Assessment


['Tefillah' is a Hebrew word for prayer.]

"‘Hitpallel התפלל, from which ‘tefillah תפלה is derived, originally meant to deliver an opinion about oneself, to judge oneself… Thus it denotes to step out of active life in order to attempt to gain a true judgment about oneself, that is, about one’s ego, about one’s relationship to G-d and the world, and of G-d and the world to oneself."

(Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsh, Horeb 618)

המצפה לישועה,

No comments:

Post a Comment