Lessons of Faith ✡ “And My Prayer Came Before You, Into Your Holy Temple” – Israel365

When my life was ebbing away, I called Hashem to mind; And my prayer came before You, Into Your holy Temple.

בְּהִתְעַטֵּף עָלַי נַפְשִׁי אֶת־יְהוָה זָכָרְתִּי וַתָּבוֹא אֵלֶיךָ תְּפִלָּתִי אֶל־הֵיכַל קָדְשֶׁךָ

יונה ב:ח
b’-hit-a-TAYF a-LAI naf-SHEE et a-do-NAI za-KHAR-tee va-ta-VO ay-LE-kha
t’-fi-la-TEE el hay-KHAL ko-d’-SHE-kha

Today’s Israel Inspiration

The above verse was uttered in prayer by Jonah the Prophet while he was trapped inside the belly of a large fish. Despite his grim situation, Jonah did not despair, but rather turned to God in prayer and in the hopes of surviving his ordeal and once again being worthy of standing before God in His Holy Temple in Yerushalayim. Jonah conveys the message that although man may stumble in sin, he can always pick himself up and recover. Even after our biggest failures, God lovingly awaits our return. The Book of Jonah is read aloud on Yom Kippur in synagogues around the world. The lessons on faith and determination that we learn from this prophet can be applied to our own struggles in daily life. “Accept the Call: The eBook of Jonah” provides the text of the Book of Jonah in English, Hebrew and transliteration, as well as inspiring and uplifting commentary. Download this thought-provoking eBook in preparation for Yom Kippur, which will be marked on the evening of September 30th

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Today’s Israel Photo

Yehoshua Halevi’s picture of the Ayun Stream in the Hula Valley.

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