18. October 2017
PRAYER POINTS THE SCENARIO UNFOLDS Communities have always longed for the Ultimate Redemption. Throughout history, when facing persecution, suffering, and exile, many have hung their hopes on the possibility that, before things get any worse, the Redemption would arrive. In recent years, however, it is not only widespread oppression and suffering that spur our thoughts of the Final Redemption. Rather, it is the awesome realization that we are watching events unfold precisely along the plotline...
11. October 2017
PRAYER POINTS THE ULTIMATE HOPE For us, the medicine we know will work, the one we can trust when there is no room for error, is prayer. A Rabbinic Commentary says: “Va’eschanan el Hashem ba’eis hahi leimor – I exhorted Hashem at that time, saying.” It explains that the word “leimor” means, “say” to the generations that during troubled times they should pray. Another Rabbinic commentary comments that “every believer in Hashem’s overseeing of (our day-to-day} existence”...
25. September 2017
PRAYER POINTS TURNING THE KEY If one merely opens his or her eyes a little wider, looks out into his world a little further, and listens to his fellow’s words a little more closely, one quickly realizes that the world is filled with those who are in need of our prayers. Families suffer their private hardships – devastating illnesses, financial pressures; confused, alienated children, and more. Even those with relatively few troubles struggle with life in general in the world we live in. Why...