Hitbodedut (Personal Prayer)

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Cash Only

Ronny the flashy day-trader drives a new Audi A4 convertible with a supercharged 2300 CC engine; he certainly won't let some Haredi nerd preach to him…

The Chafetz Chaim’s Hitbodedut

People think that hitbodedut – personal prayer – is some kind of Breslever nuance. The Chafetz Chaim spent 2 hours a day in personal prayer and implores others to do the same.

In Forest Fields

Breslev Israel is delighted to introduce In Forest Fields, the English translation of B’Sde Yaar, Rabbi Arush’s amazing new book on hitbodedut – personal prayer.

Litvish Hitbodedut

When Rabbi Yosef Kahaneman - the Ponivezher Rav – heard the cries of the Chafetz Chaim during hitbodedut, he decided to stay in Radin and study under him…

Breaking the Chains

Prayer is one’s personal redemption. One who masters the art of prayer – especially personal prayer – breaks the chains of exile and attains his individual redemption.

Beyond Logic

Talking to Hashem in your own words is a declaration of faith that surpasses all logic, proofs, and explanations. When you speak to Hashem, He is surely with you.

The Main Connection

The connection to Hashem by way of personal prayer becomes beautifully intimate in that each person can determine the time, place, language, dialect, and length of conversation...

Success for Everyone

Everyone can be successful in personal prayer. Even a person on a low spiritual level can speak to Hashem with sincerity and intent about whatever hurts him at the moment...

Silent Shouts

Since personal prayer should be intimate, we would no sooner expose our personal prayers than we would any other intimate act. Our conversations with Hashem are private...

With Prayer, With Hashem

When a person comes home without Hashem, he might need to come home with a policeman instead. Those who rely on their own abilities and aptitudes stand few chances of success...

Secret of the Good Life

Once we strive to serve Hashem as loyal servants, we see how easily our needs are fulfilled. Therefore, we should pray for everything, material or spiritual, big or small...

The Elixir of Life

Without Torah, a person remains an ignoramus; there is no way that he can properly observe Hashem’s commandments, for he doesn’t know what’s permissible and what’s forbidden...

The Warmup

Imagine how much we’d prepare ourselves before an important sports competition. We certainly wouldn’t come onto the playing field without adequately warming up first…

Don’t Be Smug

Hashem wants us to arouse ourselves and seek His help. In that respect, the evil inclination actually does us a favor in forcing us to seek Hashem…