Morning Blessings For the Nine Days & Tisha B’Av: Part Six

Jul 31st, 2011 by Rabbi Simcha Weinberg in Holidays, Prayer

Tisha B'Av Prayers

“Who removes sleep from my eyes and slumber from my eyelids. And may it be Your will…”

“Sleeping is thick arras or ambsace, like an alcatraz across water.” (Brian Teare, Sight Map: Poems)


We often do not have the clarity to perceive God’s messages to us personally, or to the world; it is often as if we are sleeping. We acknowledge the blessing of clarity that comes through Torah that keeps our minds sharp and allows us to catch God’s messages and allows us to understand them.

The remainder of the blessing is a request for the things we need to maintain that clarity.

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