The Prayers of the Forefathers

מרן הרב אשר וייס

  וישכם אברהם בבקר אל המקום אשר עמד שם את פני ה'. “Avraham rose in the morning, and came to the place where he stood before Hashem (in prayer).” From here we learn that Avraham Avinu instituted the morning prayer of Shacharis.  Similarly, Yitzchak instituted Mincha, and Yaakov instituted Maariv.[1]  A hint for this can…

Mercy and Justice

מרן הרב אשר וייס

    Throughout the sad and sordid history of mankind, there have been many wicked nations who committed terrible atrocities against man and G‑d.  Even in Tanach we find incidents such as the story of Pilegesh in Givah, where a man’s home was assaulted by a gathering of the townspeople, just as the men of…