In a little village lived a poor Jewish man who made a living from running a small inn. The patrons of the inn, who were peasants who lived in the area, were also quite poor, and only rarely had money in their pockets. This is why the Jew had a hard time providing his family with food and their other basic needs.
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Hospitals, airports and prisons usually designate a certain area as a “Prayer Room” for people of all faiths. In hospitals and airports, where the place is used only temporarily by individuals passing through, it would be permitted, provided that the halachos governing any t’filla (prayer) are adhered to (such as that any women who are in view are dressed in a tznius—modest—manner) and that there are no overt icons of other religions (like a cross) present—or they are covered while Jews pray.
On the eve of the High Holidays, a time of continual prayer and a deeper connection to the concept of “Cause Me to reign upon you,” we turned to Rabbi Meir Wilschansky, mashpia and rosh mesivta at Yeshivas Chassidei Chabad in Tzfas, with several practical questions: What is the best way to connect our children to t’filla? How do we connect them to the idea of accepting the sovereignty of Heaven and T’kias Shofar? Is fear a proper way to educate the younger generation? A heartfelt discussion about practical tools for educating our children.
Prayer itself generates a heightened sense of awareness, which affects our daily conduct, and our ability to be self-disciplined and remain true to our ideals. That’s why the ideal time for prayer is first thing in the morning.