Because You Hear the Prayers of Your People Israel in Mercy

By :  Rachel Rosenthal KGS ’19, Gemara Faculty and Director of External Affairs, Yeshivat Maharat Posted On Apr 25, 2022 / 5782 | Monday Webinar Relating to God

Part of the series, Relating to God

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With Dr. Rachel Rosenthal, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics

We often think of God’s choice to respond to our prayers as an act of mercy, but the rabbis in the Babylonian Talmud believed that God was powerless to ignore certain prayers. We look at five models of people whose prayers God answers and consider how they act as messengers on behalf of their communities.


Join JTS scholars to explore what Jewish texts and thought can teach us about how we might understand, experience, and be in relationship with the divine.  

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