The 13 Midot of Rachamim

This shiur provided courtesy of The Tanach Study CenterIn memory of Rabbi Abraham Leibtag Our recitation of the thirteen ‘middot ha-rachamim’ [God’s thirteen attributes of mercy] is certainly the focal point of the ‘selichot’ prayers and the highlight of ‘ne’ila’ on Yom Kippur. But how are we to understand this recitation? Is it a ‘hokus pokus’ type magic formula through which one can achieve automatic … Continue reading The 13 Midot of Rachamim