Elisha cures Naaman of Tzaras-Leprosy

Melachim 2 Chapter 5 1.      Naaman and his illness of leprosy: Who was Naaman? Naaman was the general of the king of Aram. He was a prominent man before the king and was well respected, as through him Hashem had given victory to Aram [over the king of Israel, as […]

Hiding the thumb-When and why

Hiding the thumb-When and why: In Halacha, we find recorded in the following areas that the thumb is to be hidden: During prayer: There are certain regulations and restrictions of hand positions during the prayer of Shemoneh Esrei, such as not to stand with one’s hands on one’s thighs.[1] As […]

Hiding the thumb-When and why

Hiding the thumb-When and why: In Halacha, we find recorded in the following areas that the thumb is to be hidden: During prayer: There are certain regulations and restrictions of hand positions during the prayer of Shemoneh Esrei, such as not to stand with one’s hands on one’s thighs.[1] As […]