Discover a Classic Work - And Watch Your Own Tefillos Soar!
Of course, we daven. Of course, we say the words.
But have you ever wanted to bring authentic passion and fire to your tefillos?
Have you ever wanted to truly feel connected to Hashem through your mitzvos? This classic sefer will help.
Published close to 250 years ago by Rav Alexander Ziskind of Horodna, Sefer Yesod VeShoresh HaAvodah outlines the kavanos, the intentions we should have before performing any mitzvah. It also brilliantly describes the intensity and kavanos we should have in our prayers, and the deeper meaning of specific tefillos.
This volume includes a phrase-by-phrase translation, elucidation, detailed explanatory notes and a summary at the end of each chapter. Each feature has been carefully designed to guide the reader into understanding the sefer's many vital teachings and make the sefer accessible to all.
Finally, we can bring the author's passion, fervor and holiness into our own lives, and into our own mitzvos and tefillos, profoundly deepening our connection to prayer and to our Creator.
Vol. 1 contains the first four She'arim (Gateways) of the sefer, covering the following topics, among others:
- Shaar 1 – The Gateway to Service of the Heart: How to attain awe and love of Hashem, and how to constantly find opportunities to serve Him through the mind and the heart.
- Shaar 2 – The Gate of the Early Morning Watch: How to best perform the mitzvos, berachos, and tefillos that apply from the moment we awaken until we complete the section of Korbanos, and the importance of davening in a shul and treating it with respect.
- Shaar 3 – The Gate of Song: Inspirational thoughts to elevate our Pesukei DeZimra, as well as guidance for properly pronouncing the words of the tefillah.
- Shaar 4 – The Eastern Gate: Kavanos to enhance our recitation of Birchos Krias Shema, and detailed kavanos for Krias Shema itself.