The Tefilah Podcast

The Meaning of "Atoh" in "Baruch Atoh Hashem" (Part 1)

December 14, 2022 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 9 Episode 13
The Tefilah Podcast
The Meaning of "Atoh" in "Baruch Atoh Hashem" (Part 1)
Show Notes

This evening (12/14/22), in our Wednesday night Tefilah shiur, we began with a discussion about the difference between learning vs. tefilah. Next, we did a comprehensive review of all the ideas of Adonai Sfasai Tiftach and "Baruch" which we covered in the past couple of shiurim - some of which we developed beyond what we had previously said. We then learned through a tshuvah of the Rashba on why we switch back and forth in our berachos between 2nd person and 3rd person. In addition to clarifying the ideas he taught us, we spoke about how to implement these insights into our actual tefilah and use them to enhance our relationship with Hashem. We decided to only go over one idea of Atoh tonight in order to increase our chances of internalizing it. Next week (בג"ה) we'll learn another explanation or two from other Rishonim.
רשב"א - שו"ת חלק ה סימן נב
רמב"ם - משנה תורה: ספר המדע, הלכות יסודי התורה ב:א-ב,ח-י
רמב"ם - אבות א:ג
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