Parsha Eikev Online Torah Study with Sarah BasAvraham

Tefillah Moses is said to have prayed to HaShem 515 times-the numerical value (gematria) of va’eschanan-to be allowed to enter the Promised land. (Midrash Rabbah) According to Rashi, there are 10 words for prayer. The Midrash Rabbah lists them as: cry, howl, groan, song, encounter, stricture, prostration, judgment and beseeching. (Tefillah must be the 10th? I count only 9 there.)   Tefillah (prayer) is derived from […]