Rosh Hashanah Gems: Prayer Insights 5778

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These insights can be used to interject during the davening, or as material to add to your sermons. Each gem contains an inspiring interpretation of one of the Tefilos.

  • A novel interpretation of the Talmudic teaching “The blind eat but are not satisfied
  • On a lighter note, the tactic we tried in Yeshivah to improve the taste of the food
  • A stark contrast between the Houston Space Center and a synagogue
  • The shofar’s solution to Plato’s metaphor
  • Author David Brooks’ distinction between: “Resume Virtues” and “Eulogy Virtues”
  • The Maharal’s definition of what it means to be an angel
  • The Israeli software engineer who is feeding thousands of poor families
  • Two lessons from Hagar and Yishmael’s desert adventure
  • The lesson from the physicist whose weight fluctuated from 425 pounds to 68 in a moment
  • Frankl’s rejection of Freud and the inner meaning of Zochreinu L’chaim
  • UCLA’s Shlomo Ben Artzi’s experiment and how to seize the moment
  • How a shliach counseled a woman to makes peace with her parents
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