Tefillat HaDorot

Prepare My Prayer, 132-33
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Lifnai Vlifnim Staff
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ברכה ראשונה

(5 minutes)

If you didn’t do it before, consider asking students to share their hebrew name, who they are named after and a couple of words about something they know about the person they were named after. 

לימוד ועבודה פנימית

(20 minutes)


Individual Avodah (students are highly encouraged to write)

  1. Continue the sentence below with the names of your parents, grandparents, etc. and any other significant ancestors you know of directly connected to you in Hebrew or English.

    ברוך אתה ה' אלקינו ואלקי אבותינו, אלקי אברהם, אלקי יצחק, ואלקי יעקב, אלקי 

  2. Choose at least one of the ancestors you mentioned by name and think about the time they lived and what they might have davened for. Write a bakasha/tefillah from their perspective. 
  3. In what way/s are your own bakashot/tefillot similar or different from their’s?
  4. Fill in the following tefillah:

Hashem, remember my ancestor (insert name) _____________ who davened that _________________ and have mercy on me and help/enable me to ______________. 

Notes to the teacher

  • This is the place to make suggestions to the teacher of different ways they may choose to facilitate this limmud
  • Or particular grade levels or sensitivities to take into account
  • Or anything else you think is important for the teacher to know

עבודת המורה

  • This is the place to raise some questions that make sure the teacher tests the limmud on themselves or others
  • Could be a general question like - which part of the limmud resonated most for you? Which question was the hardest for you to answer?
  • Or questions anticipating students’ responses- What do you think students will say for X or Y? To what extent are you open to being surprised?
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