Monthly Archives: January 2014

Melech Chai Vikayam


מֶלֶךְ חַי וְקַיָּם, O living and eternal King. It is said that the Heilige Divrei Chaim of Sanz once began the recitation of Modeh Ani and when he came to the word מֶלֶךְ, King, he hesitated, and then took out … Continue reading

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Modeh Ani Lifonecho


מוֹדֶה אֲנִי לְפָנֶיךָ, I gratefully thank You. Rabbi Shlomo Freifeld zt”l interpreted the verse (Shir HaShirim 5:2) אֲנִי יְשֵׁנָה וְלִבִּי עֵר, I am asleep but my heart is awake, to mean that if the אֲנִי, the “I,” is asleep, then … Continue reading

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