Monday, May 08, 2006

no learning before davening

Learning is about questions and doubts. Davening is one with Hashem, peace & clarity.
The Rav said its assur to learn before davening.
Someone asked the obvious question, "but don't we learn chassidus before davening?"
"No", replied the rav, "chassidus is PART of davening."
Halacha states that before davening, one must think about the greatness of hashem, how low you are, where you come from etc etc.
That's what chassidus is all about.

(um i don't remember exactly what we are supposed to think about, but it was something to that effect)

6 comments:

Nemo said...

"how low you are, where you come from etc etc."

Doesn't sound so Chassidish?

wandering said...

actually nemo it is pretty close to what it says in hayomyom: "Chassidus shows us how small we are and how great we can become."

S said...

Da me'ayin ba'ata...

Nemo said...

"Chassidus shows us how small we are and how great we can become."

I got that, but stress on the "how great we can become."

JB said...

Wow. I really like that. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

how bout ice cream before davening as a hachono....