Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

The Way of G-d

Part 4: "Divine Service"
Ch. 6: "The Sequence of the Day"
Paragraph 9

Once we understand that prayer is one of *the* best ways to draw close to G- d Almighty and to rectify the world, which is our life's goal, it becomes clear that nearly everything we do should prepare us for it. And that certainly goes for what we wear.

So we're charged to adorn ourselves with tallit and tephillin before we pray in the morning so as to be more elevated than we'd been before, to be ready to greet G-d Almighty in awe and wonder (having been sanctified and illumined by the tallit and tephillin), and in order to allow for the transmission of G-d's great and rectifying light throughout the universe.

The morning prayer service itself, as we'll see, is a multilayered and subtle series of petitions, praises, and expressions of gratitude. And it's comprised of four major components that correspond to the four Celestial Realms which are all adjusted to one degree or another when we pray, Realm by Realm. In any event, the sequence begins with the donning of tallit and tephillin, as we'd said, which then serves as a sort of initiation into it the process.


Text Copyright 2005 by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman and Torah.org.


 


ARTICLES ON MIKETZ AND CHANUKAH:

View Complete List

Enlightening the Present From the Past
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Parshas Miketz
Shlomo Katz - 5771

Stuck on Gum
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

ArtScroll

A Mysterious Ending
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5770

The Essential Attributes of Being an
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5771

Rabbi Frand on Parshas Miketz
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

Looking for a Chavrusah?

The Real Story
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5763

At The End
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5762

Tha Past
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5774

> Sing His Praises
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5761

Redeeming Factors
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5766

Estrangement from Siblings - A Kindness?
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5758

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Who Is the Real Mother?
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

Not a Minute Past the Expiration Date
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5757

A Little Oil Goes a Long Way
Rabbi Eliyahu Hoffmann - 5766

A Little Light Chases Away a Lot of Darkness
Rabbi Label Lam - 5760



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information