• December 6, 2022
  • 12 5783, Kislev
  • פרשת וישלח

Tefilat Neitz - Praying at Sunrise

Tefilat Neitz - Praying at Sunrise

Prayer at sunrise, otherwise known as “HaNeitz HaChamah,” is considered to be a particularly meritorious time to approach God. Join Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman as he explores the reasons why and the relevant Halachot.

February 23, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tefilat Neitz - Praying at Sunrise: Tefilat Neitz
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Hello Everyone,

Every person who has studied the Talmud knows that it often encourages certain practices by making promises of a great reward for engaging in them. What is also well known is that these promises rarely appear in the code of law known as Shulchan Aruch. One rare execption to this reticence3 is the practice of saying the morning prayers at sunrise- a practice known as “ותיקין”

In these two sessions we will discuss both the practice and the promises.

March 2, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tefilat Neitz - Praying at Sunrise: Tefilat Neitz
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Hello Everyone,

Last week we saw that Chazal lavished praises upon those who pray at sunrise. The Baal Shem Tov explained why prayer at sunrise is so remarkable.

This leaves one wondering why prayer at sunrise is not more widely practiced. Today we will se two approaches to answering this question. Any by seeing these two answers we may begin to understand what makes the Chasidic  approach to Halacha remarkable.

Rabbi Dr. Stuart Fischman graduated from Yeshiva University in 1980 and the dental school of Columbia University in 1985. In 1989 he began studying and teaching at Yeshivat Hamivtar and now studies and teaches at Yeshivat Machanaim in Efrat. He has rabbinic ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg.