It’s always special when family members share Torah learning. One mother-daughter pair learned about prayer with TorahTutors. They studied texts exploring the origins and experience of Jewish prayer, as well as technical details like the nature of the obligation to pray and the preferred structure of prayer: praise, request, and thanksgiving.
Their tutor helped them connect to their learning through a shared, relatable example of preceding a request with praise – like when a teenage daughter wants her mother to buy her a really cool pair of boots and first tells her how lovely she looks today.
Making these connections helped the mother and daughter consider both the similarities and differences between buttering up a human parent and praising God. The memory of their shared laughter and learning will surely stay with them, enriching their relationship with each other as well as their budding relationships with God. After all, as they saw through various texts in their TorahTutors sessions, building a relationship with God might just be what prayer is all about.
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