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December 22, 2012
February 14, 2013 2:40 AM
Excellent Series - Thank you!
Thank you Rebbetzin Lori for making these very meaningful messages about prayer. Though I pray during the High Holidays and speak with the Almighty, I often wonder myself, when I ask for something, it seems that the Almighty is answering no to my request. I'm still wondering why. What, if anything, am I doing wrong. I don't seem to understand why. Perhaps I am not praying properly, or perhaps not enough. Thank you for making me ponder these questions and making me want to pray more.
December 28, 2012 12:35 AM
How we ask is important.
I Love #2 Alans' comment when the waiter says "Is anything right?" Have seen that happen several times at tables in restaurants. And Lori saying "This isn't hot enough....I don't want the fries for the side, I want........". That isn't asking that is demanding and complaining. Andgenerally there is no compromise, they will accept only exactly what they are demanding. Would they speak to G-d in that way when they are 'asking' him for something? . - - - - - - - - - - - When we pray to G-d certainly we can request or ask anything. But would we demand he give us exactly what we are asking for? How we ask especially in prayer is as important as what we ask for, isn't it?
December 27, 2012 7:00 PM
I believe this wholeheartedly. He does hear us, all we need do is ask and if you don't get what we want, it is for the BEST. Thank you, Lori.
December 27, 2012 1:48 AM
thanks, lori. very meaningful message. we just gotta remember not ONLY to turn to G-d with requests. praising and thanking Hashem is also a huge part of building this relationship. If G-d DOES grant our requests, we have to remember that HE is the One who gave it to us. It's a challenge, but we must try to constantly thank Hashem for the small things!
December 26, 2012 11:17 AM
Dearest Lory This is the first time i do not agree with you, telling the people that you rather be Israeli after you just became american is not very sage i hope that they do not listen to this video.
Beeing Israeli is not important,beeing jewish is even if you live in Israel.Best regards Judith
December 24, 2012 4:02 PM
Sometimes the word "no", is the right answer to our prayers...yet it is the very hardest word to hear...especially when it affects the rest of your life...we make plans...and G-d smiles...
December 23, 2012 10:08 PM
How amazing that you convey so much depth in a few minutes. Wow. Got me thinking. Thank you. Wonderful to see "the other half of the neshama", as Rabbi Ezriel Tauber says, at your husbands picture and excellent article!
December 23, 2012 1:47 PM
This series is so amazing. Adds so much meaning, depth, and inspiration to my life every week (as do all of your classes, Lori). Look forward to reading and sharing each week. Keep up the great work and Kiddush Hashem, thank you so much for these Lori!
December 23, 2012 12:01 PM
I was going to write that, while this is an excellent series, as only Rebbitzen Palatnik can convey, and of course that this particular video is well meant, nonetheless, I found the "ask" concept to be too simplistic. Then I read Anonymous #1 comment, and thought that simple sentence speaks volumes.
On a lighter note: Jews too afraid to ask or complain? Reminds me of the joke when the old waiter comes over to a group of older Jewish women at a deli table and asks "is anything right?"
December 23, 2012 7:17 AM
Sometimes the Answer is 'No"
Sometimes the answer is "No" six million times.
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