Monday, August 29, 2016

Im Eshkacheich

Perhaps the idea of facing Yerushalayim/Jerusalem when we pray is misunderstood. Maybe it's not so much for us to point ourselves physically in the direction of Yerushalayim but to get in sync with the holiness of that place. More than us merely pointing to her we are to strive to get her and her holiness to flow toward us. This is backed up by the halacha that if you don't know the physical direction to face you should have intent toward Jerusalem in your heart, because that's the point. If we are not in Jerusalem, we need to, and we can, bring some of her holiness to us, and into our prayers.


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