Because You Hear the Prayers of Your People Israel in Mercy
Part of the series, Relating to God
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.
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