Parashas Korach, The Significance of Tefila

Home Forums Decaffeinated Coffee Parashas Korach, The Significance of Tefila

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 15 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1876255
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    The Rabbenu Bachya explains that nefilas apayim is smilar to puting the feet together at s’e showing tnat without the help of Hashem we cannot move and our body is tied up as our feet.

    #1876265
    Someone in Monsey
    Participant

    After the death of Korach and his assembly, a mageifa breaks out among the Bnei Yisroel. We see that Aharon is told by Moshe Rabbeinu to go amongst them and offer ketores in order to be m’chaper them and thereby stop the mageifa. IY”H, in a few weeks, we will come to Parshas Balak where we see Zimri take Cozbi and sin in front of Moshe and the Klal. When a mageifa breaks out amongst Shevet Shimon, Pinchas comes and kills Zimri and the woman, and the mageifa is stopped. It would seem from these two incidents that the koach to stop a mageifa is given over to the Kohanim. While all of our tefillos are obviously necessary and important, in this particular nisayon, those of the Kohanim should clearly be loudest and strongest.

    #1876428
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    The Kohanim are diligent. The closer we are to Hashem, the more we can accomplish. The rebbies daven for others. Aharon Hakohen was second to Moshe Rabbenu at Mount Sinai but Korach was out for himself and his argument being kohen gadol was illogical. He never explained what makes him better than anyone else. When a person has self interest, he does not lthink logically. The Ben Ish Chai says לא יקרחו קרחה בראשם do not tear in what is infront of you. Before כהן before ‘כ’ is ‘י’ and ‘ה’ is ‘ד’ and ‘ן’ is ‘מ’ making מיד diligence.

    #1917388
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Tefila is compared to an arrow where the closer we pull it to ourselves the further it goes. Similarly, the closer we are to Hashem, the further tefila goes. The Ariazal explains a makom keviah, davening at a fixed place. If one constantly shoots an arrow from the same place, he can penetrate and shoot through otherwise he can’t.

    #1981939
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Tefila brings us close to Hashem as a karban does.

    #2101092
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Let us remember that tefila is the best medicine.

    #2101193

    Korach also davened, I presume.

    #2101214
    yungermanS
    Participant

    But tefilla is only valuable when it comes from a person WHOLEHEARTEDLY versus just reading from a siddur without even knowing what the words mean.

    If a person needs to they can use an artscroll siddur to get proper translation to know what their davening for so that it comes from them WHOLEHEARTEDLY and Hashem can answer their sincere tefillos

    #2101238
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    I am not so sure that Korach davened as he was sure in his argument. The RMA O’CH 98 says that when one davens should have in his mind the greatness of Hashem and his lowliness. Having that in mind even one does not understand every word, he might be yotzei as the sefardim say
    כי אתה שומע תפלת כל פה, You hear what one utters through his mouth.

    #2102284
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    Tefila is the best medicine after the proper hishtadlus, strive. Rav Moshe ztz’l explains that to raise children is half perspiration, putting the effort in and half inspiration, to daven that the effort should bear fruits.

    #2102304

    RebE, doea tefilah works without hishtadlus?

    #2102385
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    If tefila is not selfish המתפלל בעד אחרים, by praying for others. The Arvei Nachal says that includes Hashem as the shechina is also in galus. הוא נענה תחילה, the hishtadlus is the tefila itself over here, he will be answered as he puts his own concern aside for need of the others.

    #2102432

    So, if you are not helping your neighbor but davening for him, it is helpful for both. Good to know.

    #2102885
    Reb Eliezer
    Participant

    AAQ, It does not mean that you must follow your screen name. Obviously if you can help him, it is better to help him first. We are talking here that you cannot help him personally as if someone is sick and you are also sick and you cannot go to the doctor for him. I see you are purposely misinterpreting what I am saying.

    #2102889

    RebE, my apology, I am not against davening for neighbors. and not neighbors too.

Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 15 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.