Today’s Quote

“You are not your mistakes; they are what you did, not who you are.”

~ Lisa Lieberman – Wang ~

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  1. mosckerr says:

    How to learn the Talmud. The discipline of learning halachot to define the k’vanna of any given Mishna… To thereafter affix that specific Mishna to an equally specific blessing within the language of the Shemone Esrei tefilla… Those 13 middle blessings, in their turn, they affix to a specific tohor midda דאורייתא. Herein explains the Gemara of ברכות which instructs: make your tefillot from a fixed מקום\location. Tefilla, a matter of the heart not the location where one happens to stand! Therefore the word מקום refers to the Name of HaShem.

    Obviously a person who dedicates middot in the mitzva of tefilla requires k’vanna; as do all positive time oriented mitzvot within the תרי”ג commandments. Learning the Talmud qualifies as a positive time oriented commandment. Hence just as the Gemara learns the k’vanna of Mishnaot; so too Mishnaot learn the k’vanna of ברכות within the Shemone Esrei. And the Amida therein dedicates through tefilla the 13 Oral Torah\Torah Sh’Baal Peh tohor middot which Moshe the prophet orally heard at Horev, on Yom Kippur – 40 days after the sin of the golden calf, wherein Israel cried unto Aaron: Moshe has died! Who will teach us the rest of the Torah revelation?! [Important to recall, when Moshe ascended Sinai, Israel had only accepted the opening two commandments of the Torah revelation!].

    Concrete rabbinic halachic middot function as antonyms to abstract דאורייתא tohor middot synonyms. The concept ‘atheist praise HaShem’ serves as my interpretation of the Baal HaTanya’s concept of ‘bital’, wherein a person strives to make his LARGE I, as found in all belief systems, into a small i.

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