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(19) Rose, May 22, 2019 10:32 PM

When I am humble

(18) DEL ACOSTA, May 22, 2019 7:24 PM

My converting to Judaism in 1962 at the age of 28

My converting to Judaism in 1962 at the age of 28

(17) Cheryl Colyer, May 22, 2019 6:41 PM

Felt closest to God

I felt closest to God, when I was bearing my whole heart out to him in prayer and sitting in silence listening. I felt Him right there. I shared with Him my thoughts, concerns, and reasons I felt and did what I did. I repented and promised to to do my best to follow His Ways and not my own. I asked for His help.

(16) Anonymous, May 22, 2019 5:36 PM

in shul

In shul on Shabbos. When driving under a softly-colored blue sky.. Reciting the first line line of the v'yahafta.

(15) Jaya, May 22, 2019 1:50 PM

Connected with God !

When I served my father .

(14) Anonymous, May 22, 2019 12:47 PM

One time, in prayer

When I used to pray on a regular basis, it happened one time that I felt HaShem's presence.
I stopped davening and just felt it.
I started to cry and didn't want to continue. I was afraid I wouldn't feel it anymore if I went on.
Later, I asked my rabbi what that was and he said,
"That's called 'D'veikut'."
(D'veikut means a sort of clinging and joining -- as it were to the Divine Presence.)

(13) Tony, May 22, 2019 12:19 PM

Sometimes....

I feel an immense joy for no reason... In my prayers of gratitude, I realize the enormity of how much I have... In study of Torah I realize the enormity of love intertwined with eternal wisdom... When a beggar appears just after I myself have just been blessed with some money... I know that G-D is very close.

(12) Joan, May 22, 2019 12:16 PM

Shema

Before I go to sleep, I do my prayer and then I talk to G-D. I express gratitude and I ask. During the day I thank G-D , my nights though are my special time. It is aprayer I know and I am grateful for that too. I am a senior woman and my Hebrew is very weak. Therefore the Shema works for me with my G-D

(11) Anonymous, May 22, 2019 11:19 AM

I feel most connected to G-d when I do what I believe is right in His eyes.

(10) Dennis Wright, May 22, 2019 1:54 AM

Morning prayers

Each morning I put on my kippah take my siddur and tallis and proceed with the morning prayers as proscribed. The moment of wrapping the corner of tzitzis around my finger and pledging my betrothal to Hashem is the time I feel a connection. I don't know if it makes a difference to G-d but I feel it makes me a better man.

(9) Judy R., May 22, 2019 1:46 AM

connecting to God

It is hard connecting to God in this day and age so there is a television show called "God Friended Me" every week the people that got that message help other people(I guess this is what it takes to get people connected to God with all this tech around even in shul a person's cell phone rings) I try to connect to God two ways saying tehillim and the other saying my prayers before I go to sleep for me praying from a siddur is hard but tehillim it is like most Jewish people and others feel what King David went through in his life (even before he became king)it even says in the beginning of tehillim people feel most connected to tehillim than any other book of the torah it is like King David wrote prayers, song, etc to God and most people get it when ever I say tehillim I feel like I could of written this myself(I feel very close to the tehillim and many women mostly too but men I can't speak about them I don't know how they feel because I am a woman )a lot of people that went through the Holocaust had trouble reconnected to God after the Holocaust but not my mother(of blessed memory)she said "she saw miracles there that is why I lived through it"but others that lost their connection to God in being the Holocaust you can not blame them if you went through such a big test how would react so anyone for one reason or another lost their connection to God should go to a place like aish hatorah or another place like that to get reconnected to God some people that are not religious say there is a God look at the nature and everybody is different so there must be a God but get connected to him even through art , music there is 70 different ways to interpret the torah so pick you way to connect to God just connect to God in your own way and be close to God because he is considered our father and King and King David said I am saying in my own way"Everyone abandoned me but not you God you embraced me always underneath your wings"you see how moving tehillim is

(8) Charlotte, May 22, 2019 12:48 AM

Giving birth to my children

It was an amazing life experience to be pregnant and carrying a child within you.

(7) Anonymous, May 21, 2019 10:56 PM

I was praying really desperately for a certain situation to improve and saw no (positive) response. I carried on praying for it for some time an when I saw how the situation was only getting worse in response to my intense pleading I got really annoyed and got angry at ever believing that prayer can help. I yelled at G-D and almost vowed never to pray again, when I suddenly realized how connected I felt to G-d and how much I truly believed He ran the show, for why else was I so angry at Him for not answering my prayers. In an honest moment I must admit it was precisely those prayers that made me feel connected. This epiphany has kept me going (and praying! ) and feeling super connected to G-D.

Laura, May 22, 2019 2:26 AM

Even unanswered prayers are heard by G-d. He has a better plan for us, than we can imagine.

(6) Shoshanna USA, May 21, 2019 9:19 PM

Connecting

Strangely, the most connected feeling to HaShem is felt when challenging situations arise: people, communication, finances, keeping kosher, etc. . . I get an extreme sense of calm just before the situation goes nuts. I use the calmness to negotiate the waters and choose my words wisely. Somehow, the connection knows in advance that the situation is coming.

(5) menachemmmeeeeeeemenachem, May 21, 2019 7:44 PM

connected to G-D

I don't think I ever have

(4) Anonymous, May 21, 2019 7:34 PM

Walking my dog

When I take my little chihuahua for her last walk of the day, I walk her in the little park in my neighborhood. I smell the evening dew and look up at the stars, and I speak to G_d. I tell G-d how grateful I am for the blessings of that day (including my chihuahua) and for G-d's many gifts to me.

(3) Sharon Williams, May 21, 2019 3:04 PM

I feel connected to God

In the mornings especially when I'm sitting on my porch watching and listening to the wildlife start their day! The beauty of the day, refreshing, cleansing, renewing! God has healed me of brain cancer!!!! He shows His Spirit each and every day, sometimes we need to look for miracles, other times they show themselves when we have struggles or issues in our life. Thank you God!!!

(2) Raymond, May 21, 2019 1:31 PM

Show Me Your Glory

In my everyday life, I feel no connection to G-d whatsoever. In fact, I consider myself to be an agnostic. However, I do feel a kind of indirect connection when I am studying our Torah. G-d is the enduring presence throughout it, and is especially noticeable in certain passages, such as when Moses asks G-d to see His Glory, meaning G-d'd Essence. G-d famously replies that "No person can see me and live," and then shows Moses His Back, meaning that while we humans do not have the spiritual capacity to fully comprehend and embrace G-d, that we can nevertheless learn about G-d indirectly by seeing His hand in human history. Still, that explanation in itself is an oblique one. Any direct experience of G-d remains elusive for me.

Anonymous, May 21, 2019 7:55 PM

Davening

Hello Raymond, there is a Jewish Learning Institute class, at this very time, for 6 weeks on Prayer, and connection to HaShem, at all Chabad houses worldwide.
You might really like it, so I am passing it along.

Raymond, May 22, 2019 5:50 AM

I Say a Little Prayer for You

Sorry, but I am even more skeptical about prayer than I am about the Existence of G-d Himself. I think that prayer is little more than self-hypnosis, a kind of extended version of telling oneself that "Every day and in every way, I am getting better and better." In other words, it is not that G-d ever answers our prayers, but it is rather that we ourselves trick our minds into thinking that such a thing happens, when really it is we ourselves who cause our prayers to be effective or not. In other words, if I pray to G-d that, say, an upcoming job interview will be successful, then when it does turn out to be successful, it is not because G-d answered my prayers, but rather that I so convinced myself that He would, that I unconsciously improved my interviewing skills just enough to get whatever job I was applying for.

Livia, May 22, 2019 7:15 PM

Think about this, please!

Thank you for being honest! I grew up in a communist country with a Bible, and a few other small size religious books. I was so happy to know G-d through His Word and experience. Now, compared to me a Gentile, You have so much: Torah, teachers, believers around you, etc. Please, be a Jew in your heart, be a light. It is so dark in this world!

(1) Gershom, May 21, 2019 11:43 AM

I feel most connected to G-D - ......

When do I - feel most connected to God?
I surprises me - and I wish - I could count the many ways - it occurs - in my life.

So part of my answer(s). I feel most connected to G-D - when I wake up - and see that - G-D - has blessed me - and given me a new day - a new opportunity - to try again - today.
And Lest I forget - I remember that - G-D - created Me.
He - can revoke my birth certificate - at anytime.
It's a real incentive - to try to do my best - to serve Him.

I also feel connected to G-D - throughout the day - when I pray - and present my thoughts - desires - petitions - thanks - or (? ETC.) for myself and others.

I always feel connected to G-D - when G-D - has given me miracles - some of which - are out of the BLUE. Yet - I recognize that - they are from Him..
And - when G-D ANSWERS - MY - known prayer(s). And - when HE - has answered the prayer(s) - of others I know.

I feel connected to G-D - when I remember - IF- I failed at something today. That - “Courage - does not always roar.
Sometimes - courage - is the quiet voice - at the end of the day - saying - I will try again - tomorrow”.
By - Anonymous.
And I do.

And each day - the reason I feel connected to G-D - is something new.

livia r., May 22, 2019 3:20 PM

Yes!

You are right G-d is all the time available, is my heart who decides to invite His presence or not. I feel more connected, when I need Him and only Him. That time I pray knowing the answer will come in His way, even through His Word.

 

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