This evening (11/9/22), in our Wednesday night Tehilim/Tefilah shiur, we began our analysis of Adonai Sfasai Tiftach and Yihyu l'Ratzon by reviewing my MMMMMM method of tefilah analysis. We then did a brief overview of the sources for this halacha in the Gemara and the Rambam. We ended Part 1 with our first explanation of Adonai Sfasai Tiftach, which we supported by reviewing the Rambam in the Moreh ha'Nevuchim on the problem with praising Hashem. Next time (בג"ה) we'll examine these pesukim in their context in Tanach.
ברכות דף ט:
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר אהבה, הלכות תפלה וברכת כהנים ב:ט
רמב"ם - מורה הנבוכים א:נט
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