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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi David Shaw

Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi David Shaw


At the very core of our being as Mankind and built into our very essence, is that we were created to be petitioners.  It is natural for us to constantly reach out to our creator, to our father in heaven and make requests of Him.

I saw in the mystic writings of Rav Moshe Shapiro Ztz”l that hidden in the Hebrew word for Man, א ד ם, is the Hebrew word for a petitioner, in the sense of a requester, a davenner!

If one takes the letters of man, א ד ם, and spells out the letters in full

א = אלף

דלת  =ד

ם = מם

The “Hidden” letters spell the word מתפלל a petitioner.

Being a pray-er literally is at the core of who we are. So much time invested in Tefillot over the course of the next few weeks, it’s natural and so much a part of our very kishkes.  It is my deepest prayer that Hashem should heed all our prayers for good and grant us a good sweet healthy and prosperous 5780, individually, communally, for the Jewish people and the entire world.

Shana Tova!

Rabbi David Shaw

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