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The heart is considered the seat of the will. Rav Hisrch says on the pasuk Thus, the conception of תפילה is given as "work on yourself" as being a penetration of one's whole being with enlightening thought ans ennobling feelings. The soul in the first paragraph of the Shma is the emotions and desires while "might" is all one's physical resources (...


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Service is avodah (Devarim 11:13), and in my opinion everything you do can become avodah.. It all depends on the purpose: your sleeping so that you wake up you can serve your Master again. Eat and drink to have the strength to do so. You walk to perform a mitzvah some where. Avodah is not synonymous with tefillah. Tefillah is tefillah. Avodah is a lot of ...


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how do you get your "inner most being to want to serve Him out of love, respect, etc. so that your whole being is acting"? - one primary way is through prayer as Rabeinu Bahye writes in Duties of the Heart (Gate 8 ch.3) You should know, my brother, that our aim in prayer is only the longing of the soul to G-d, its submitting before Him, elevating its ...



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