Blessings: September 2012 Archives

Learning To Pray In Hebrew

Lesson 1

Dear Ones EVERYONE is welcome to take this course of study. Christians are welcome. B'nai Noachides [Children of Noah] are welcome.  Spiritualists are welcome. B'nai Yisroel [the Children of Israel / Jews] are welcome. EVERYONE is welcome. 

Dear One our goal is to learn how to pray in Hebrew. Praying in Hebrew is a process that will require some time and practice. In the Jewish Community throughout the world men and sometimes women gather every morning to pray. It's nice to know some of our classmates are among this group. At B'nai Noach Torah Institute we normally gather at:

Morning Prayers
6:30 am

Afternoon Prayers
3:00 pm or 5:30 pm or 30 minutes before night fall

Evening Prayers
Immediately after nightfall or 9:00 pm

Textbook: Schottenstein Edition Interlinear for Weekdays / Sefard apx cost $17.09 - $33.29 

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The cost of this course is simply a gift of any size. Try this course for a while. See if this course is a blessing for you. 

Dear Ones more than twenty years ago I developed a course for individuals to learn Hebrew. I wrote a book entitled Very Basic Hebrew 1. The cost was $39.95. We sold copies through our daily radio broadcast. About 15 years ago I developed a program entitled Hebrew For Beginners 1. This is a very simple audio with a few pages of supporting notes. It is available at the Learning store for $13.00 plus a $5.00 shipping and handling charge for those in the lower 48 states. However it is now available as an internet download. If you know little or nothing about Hebrew then Hebrew for Beginners would be very helpful. Many of our classmates have purchased this Hebrew For Beginners. Our purpose is NOT to teach conversational Hebrew.  Our purpose is to teach Prayerful Hebrew. As the original language of the world so that individuals can pray in Hebrew and can Bless there Creator in Hebrew. The cost for Hebrew for Beginners download with notes is a contribution of any size.  We want you to receive the most this course has to offer.

Dear One if you have no means at all to contribute that is OK. Simply do a good deed for a parent or grandparent or a neighbor or someone in need in honor of our Creator. Thank you!

Audio Discussion:

Introduction 1

Moh Deh 

Questions for us to reflect on - Please type answers into the blog comments.

1. Notice that our first prayer [Moh Dehy Anh Nee] does not have our Creators Name in it.  Why?

2. When should one say Moh Dehy Anh Nee?

a. After sleeping the entire night without any intruptations.

b. After dozing, napping, sleeping for about thirty breaths in and out.

c. Immediately upon awakening.

d. All of the above.

3. This is a discussion question. Discuss why we pray. Five lines max.

4. When we rest our physical body is supposed to relax and renew.  What about my soul?

How is my soul refreshed?

5. What would you like to gain from  this course?

6. What is the cost of this course?

7. What is the cost of Hebrew for Beginners.

May the Lord bless each who study and pray.

Blessings, Love and Peace,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel

dr_akiva_09-28-12.jpgDr Akiva Gamliel with an old friend, His Prayerbook.

Learning To Pray In Hebrew

Lesson 2

Dear Ones we continue with our course of study, Blessings and Prayer [Barchot Vih Tifillah].  Again, Everyone is welcome to take this course. For additional info on the course see lesson one.

In This weeks discussion our focus was on being persistent in learning Hebrew prayers of praise. You will learn in this course if you are persistent.  We are not in a foot race.  It is OK to learn at the pace most comfortable for you.  As Daddy would say, may he rest in peace, 'Keep on keeping on.' 

I share four stories in the introduction audio. Each story is intended to encourage you to study with us and to learn prayerful Hebrew. It's BEAUTIFUL!  Yes I can... Yes I can... 

:Also those of us who began in week one and did there studies learned that in Judasim and in beliefs we say montras. Most of us do so without realizing this.  What is a montra?  A Montra is a form of prayer that we repeat over and over like I Love You O' Lord. I Love You O' Lord while at the sametime we concentrate on an Emanation of our Creator like His Mercifulness or His Wisdom. As we meditate, i.e. think on these Words we relax. We are attempting to slow our mind down from the horse races all around us. We want to spend time drinking in the Mercifulness or the Wisdom of our Creator. We use our strength to focus on the Words we are saying and how they relate to our Creator. We prepare our mind to think and to study.

Last week we learned four Words in Hebrew. One can memorize these prayerful Words and repeat them time and again at work, driving on the highway etc. Worshiping our Creator in Hebrew is Wonderful and beautiful. This may be a new experience for you so take your time be cautious and go at your own spead. 

Audio Discussion
Introduction 2

Ray Sheet Begins


1. One purpose for prayer is to Calm us down. True / False

2. Persistent is required for learning Hebrew prayers of praise. Are you ready for the long haul? Will you dedicate time to learn prayerful Hebrew?

3. Discuss what you know about montras?

4. What does it feel like to you to slow your prayers down a little and let them enter your being?

May the Lord bless each who study and pray.

Blessings, Love and Peace,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel

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