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Kavanah - Proper Intention when Doing Mitzvot

Rav Dovid gives a daily halacha at the Wall Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan.
This series covers kavanah. Do mitzvot require kavanah? What is it?
1 Iyar 5770 listen Saying Modim with the Community (16:02)
Also: maintaining good kavanah in the amidah.
Sources: OC 109:1; MB 109:7-10
23 Nissan 5770 listen Speaking to G-d: Paying Attention to What We Say (15:00)
We should speak to G-d as we want Him to speak to us.
Sources: OC 5; MB 5:1-3
22 Cheshvan 5770 listen Stepping in to Daven (17:28)
We both literally and figuratively step into an appropriate place to daven.
Sources: OC 93:2-4; MB 93:4-8; OC 92:10; MB 92:31
Dedicated l'ilui nishmat Sarah bat Shalom on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
19 Cheshvan 5770 listen Preparing to Daven (16:47)
Before prayer, we must prepare ourselves psychologically for the awesome task at hand.
Sources: OC 93:1; MB 93:1-2; OC 90:20; MB 90:61:62
18 Cheshvan 5770 listen Kavanah: Birkat HaMazon Can be Said in Any Language (15:59)
Ideas in kavanah; introduction to kavanah for birkat hamazon.
Sources: OC 185:1; MB 185:1
17 Cheshvan 5770 listen Focus and Interruptions During Prayer (15:54)
Don't assume that the rabbi is doing what you think he is doing...
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 3:8
16 Cheshvan 5770 listen Individual vs. Communal Mistakes (18:19)
There is a difference between an individual who mistakenly thinks something forbidden is permissible and a community who does so.
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 3:8
15 Cheshvan 5770 listen Prayer or Abomination? (15:15)
There are appropriate places to add personal prayers; deviating from the set tefillah for one's own purposes, says Rav Moshe, is an abomination.
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 3:8
12 Cheshvan 5770 listen Demonstrating Kavanah in Our Actions (15:20)
In interrupting our davening, we thereby demonstrate that we do not want to daven according to Chazal's tefilla.
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 3:8
9 Cheshvan 5770 listen Speaking out Kavanah (15:21)
Can you state your kavanah aloud during prayers to help gain focus?
Sources: Igros Moshe OC 3:8
12 Shevat 5769 listen Speaking the Words of Birkat HaMazon (15:17)
Like the amidah and the shema, we speak the words of birkat hamazon loud enough to hear them.
Sources: OC 185:2-3; MB 185:2-3
11 Shevat 5769 listen Saying Birkat HaMazon in Hebrew and Other Languages (13:06)
The importance of understanding birkat hamazon and the importance of kavanah.
Sources: OC 185:1; MB 185:1
24 Av 5768 listen Performing Mitzvot with Joy, Love, and Awe (13:00)
Part of proper kavanah includes enjoyment of the mitzvah as well as awareness of both love for and awe of Hashem.
Sources: Ch"A 68:13,17,18
6 Av 5768 listen Performing Mitzvot with Kavanah (13:46)
Having kavanah -- intentionality, intellectual focus, emotional presence, and spiritual concentration -- is essential for proper mitzvah observance.
Sources: Ch"A 68:9,25
8 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Shema through Aleinu (15:10)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of shacharit, from Shema through Aleinu.
7 Adar I 5768 listen Review: Wakeup through Shema (15:32)
A review, summary and overview of halachot of morning conduct, from waking up through the recitation of Shema.
20 Cheshvan 5768 listen Eating or Drinking to Improve Kavanah in Davening (13:15)
Though in general we do not eat or drink anything prior to Shacharit, there are many leniencies that allow one to do so.
Sources: OC 89:3-4; MB 89:22-26
14 Sivan 5767 listen Birkot HaTorah -- The Gemara and Tosefot (16:42)
This shiur goes through the Gemara and Tosefot in detail as an illustration of how the pilpul of the Rishonim results in all of the different halacha l'ma'aseh categories in Birkot HaTorah -- the l'chatchila and b'dieved halacha, kavanah, the requirement to learn after the bracha or after ahava raba, etc.
Sources: Brachot 11b; Tos. Br. 11b d.h. SheKvar Niftar
9 Iyar 5767 listen Adding Prayers for the Sick (12:33)
In the eighth brocha of the amidah, we have the opportunity to insert personal prayers on behalf of those we know who are sick. This shiur covers the language and structure of this brocha.
Sources: OC 116; MB 116:1-4; Jer. 17:14
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Chedva Tzippora bas Sarah.
8 Iyar 5767 listen The Order of the Middle Blessings of the Amidah (14:53)
The middle blessings of the amidah -- the requests that we make in the prayer -- are organized for us as an ascent to spiritual greatness. Understanding the structure of the amidah is one way to improve our kavanah.
Sources: OC 115; MB 115:1
Dedicated as a zechut for a refuah shleimah for Chedva Tzippora bas Sarah.
5 Adar 5767 listen Megilla: The Obligation to Read; the Obligation to Listen (14:35)
Is the obligation to read the Megilla, or is the obligation to hear it read? Is the obligation the same for men and women? Can women read the megilla in public? Can women read it for men?
Sources: OC 689:2; MB 689:4-7; Shaar HaTziun 689:7
3 Adar 5767 listen Interrupting before the Chetzi Kaddish after Yishtabach (11:04)
Chetzi Kaddish, like all kaddishim, must be said over pasukim. What are the parameters for this? How is it that we say Kaddish d'Rabbanan after learning together? Also: more on the parameters of interruptions between yishtabach and chetzi kaddish for the purpose of a mitzvah.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:9,11,14
2 Adar 5767 listen Yishtabach (Part 2); The Chetzi Kaddish after Yishtabach (14:29)
It is forbidden to interrupt between Yishtabach and Yotzer Ohr with the exception of interruptions for the purpose of a mitzvah that come between Yishtabach and Chetzi Kaddish.
Sources: OC 54:3; MB 54:5-8,13
Dedicated in memory of Hinda bas Fishel on the occasion of her yahrzeit.
28 Shevat 5767 listen Yishtabach (Part 1) (14:38)
Yishtabach completes peukei d'zimra.
Sources: OC 54:2; MB 54:2-5
27 Shevat 5767 listen Mizmor L'Todah (9:13)
Special aspects of Mizmor L'Todah in pesukei d'zimra.
Sources: OC 51:9; MB 51:21-22
25 Shevat 5767 listen Kavanah for the Verse "Poteach et Yadecha" (14:27)
The verse Poteach et Yadecha of Ashrei requires focus and concentration, and one who says the verse without such kavanah must go back and repeat the verse. Also: various issues of pronunciation and enunciation in pesukei d'zimra.
Sources: OC 51:7; MB 51:15-19
24 Shevat 5767 listen Kavanah in Pesukei d'Zimra: Enunciation (8:14)
Each word of pesukei d'zimra is precious, as precious as a gold coin.
Sources: OC 51:6,8; MB 51:14,20
21 Shevat 5767 listen Why is it forbidden to interrupt during Pesukei d'Zimra? (12:56)
Given the importance that Chazal place on kindness to others, there must be a reason for the stringency forbidding interruptings during pesukei d'zimra. What is it?
Sources: OC 54:1; MB 54:1
19 Shevat 5767 listen Greeting Others During Pesukei d'Zimra (8:41)
Chazal upheld the importance of greeting others in such high regard that they permitted interrupting pesukei d'zimra to extend greetings when appropriate. What are the parameters for such an interruption, and what is the halacha l'ma'aseh today?
Sources: OC 51:5; MB 51:12
18 Shevat 5767 listen Interruptions During Pesukei d'Zimra (Part 2) (13:18)
It is forbidden to interrupt pesukei d'zimra except for certain prayer responses.
Sources: OC 51:4; MB 51:10-11
17 Shevat 5767 listen Interruptions During Pesukei d'Zimra (Part 1) (14:09)
It is forbidden to interrupt pesukei d'zimra except for certain prayer responses.
Sources: OC 51:4; MB 51:6-9
13 Shevat 5767 listen Interrupting Between Baruch She-Amar and Hodu (12:31)
Though it is forbidden to interrupt between a bracha and the action which required the bracha, we can say "Amen" between Baruch She-Amar and Hodu. Why?
Sources: OC 51:2-3; Beur Halacha d.h. "Oneh Acharav"; MB 51:4
Dedicated in memory of Aharon ben Tzvi on the occasion of his yahrzeit.
12 Shevat 5767 listen Answering "Amen" to Your Own Bracha (16:36)
In general, we don't answer "Amen" to our own brachot, but there are exceptions.
Sources: OC 51:2-3; MB 51:2-3,5; Beur Halacha d.h. "HaChazan"
11 Shevat 5767 listen Introduction to Baruch She-Amar and Pesukei D'Zimra (15:10)
What is the origin of Baruch She-Amar? What is the purpose of Pesukei D'Zimra?
Sources: OC 51:1; MB 51:1
28 Tevet 5767 listen Reviewing Rosh Chodesh Prayers in Advance (14:51)
Prior to Rosh Chodesh and other events that come less frequently than once a month, we prepare the prayers in order to recite them fluently.
Sources: OC 100:1; MB 100:1-3; Shaarei Teshuva 100:2
27 Tevet 5767 listen Permitted Interruptions in the Amidah (14:45)
Most people don't realize that there are times when it is permissible to interrupt in the middle of the amidah -- but these times are very specific, and l'chatchila we must prepare everything possible prior to beginning the amidah in order to prevent such interruptions. What are the parameters involved?
Sources: OC 96:2; MB 96:8; OC 104:1,3; MB 104:1-2,10
26 Tevet 5767 listen Examplary Personal Prayers (13:35)
A look at the personal prayers of various tannaim and amoraim.
Dedicated for a zechus for Arlyne bas Frida, that she should be saved from a din of sreifa.
22 Tevet 5767 listen Interrupting Elokei N'tzor (14:42)
All the halachot of permitted and forbidden interruptions during personal supplications after the amidah, in detail.
Sources: OC 122; MB 122:2-7
21 Tevet 5767 listen Is Elokei N'tzor part of the amidah? (11:14)
Do we consider Elokei N'tzor to be a fixed prayer or an optional prayer? Can we interrupt in the middle to answer kaddish or kedusha? To say amen?
Sources: MB 122:1
20 Tevet 5767 listen After the Amidah: Elokei N'tzor (13:35)
After the amidah, we are free to add our own personal prayers, though once again there are parameters to work in. For starters, at exactly what point is the amidah finished?
Sources: OC 122:1
19 Tevet 5767 listen Keeping the Matbeah shel Tefilla (13:56)
When adding personal prayers, we do so in a way that ensures the integrity of the prayers set down by chazal.
Sources: OC 119:1-2; MB 119:9-12
18 Tevet 5767 listen Praying for Klal Yisrael (8:24)
According to Rabbeinu Yonah, we follow different constraints when adding prayers for Klal Yisrael as opposed to prayers for oneself or an individual.
Sources: OC 119:1; MB 119:5-8
15 Tevet 5767 listen Hashem Hears All Our Prayers (15:02)
Personal prayers of any kind can be added to Shomea Tefillah, the last of the (weekday) middle blessings.
Sources: OC 119:1; MB 119:4;122:8
14 Tevet 5767 listen Inserting Personal Prayers in the Amidah (11:46)
The halachic parameters of personal requests -- where and how they can (and cannot) be inserted in the amidah.
Sources: OC 119:1; MB 119:2-3
13 Tevet 5767 listen Personal Prayer: An Introduction to Kavanah (11:41)
With all the emphasis on the requirements of prayer and all of the proscriptive elements of kavanah, just where does personal prayer come in? How do I put myself into my amidah?
Sources: OC 119:1; MB 119:1
12 Tevet 5767 listen Standing in Awe (14:51)
When davening the amidah, we stand in awe before the King of all Kings.
Sources: OC 95:2-3; MB 95:6-7
7 Tevet 5767 listen Closing Our Eyes in Order to See (15:18)
Sometimes we see best by closing our eyes. Also: Standing for Kedusha.
Sources: OC 95:4,2; MB 95:8,4-5;91:6;90:8
Dedicated for a zechus for Shmuel Natan ben Yosef and Chana bat Avraham, that they should have the zechus to have many children and to raise them to a life of Torah, Chuppah, and Ma'asim Tovim.
6 Tevet 5767 listen Standing Like an Angel before Hashem (16:13)
When we arise for the amidah, we leave the physical world behind.
Sources: OC 95:1; MB 95:1-3
Dedicated for a zechus for Shmuel Natan ben Yosef and Chana bat Avraham, that they should have the zechus to have many children and to raise them to a life of Torah, Chuppah, and Ma'asim Tovim.
5 Tevet 5767 listen Facing East to Daven (11:50)
In general, when we rise for the amidah we turn toward Jerusalem, which in the US means facing East. But we may also face South -- toward the Menorah, or North, toward the Table. Just what is this directionality about?
Sources: Bava Batra 25b; OC 94:1-2; MB 94:1-2
8 Kislev 5767 listen Responding After the Chazan Even If You Don't Know What He Said (14:05)
Should you answer "amen" if you don't know what you are answering to? What about kaddish or kedusha? Should you respond "amen" to a child's brachah?
Sources: OC 124:11-12; MB 124:45-47
7 Kislev 5767 listen The Meaning of "Amen" (11:58)
What does "amen" mean? Also: "amen" that is too short or too long.
Sources: OC 124:8-11; MB 124:35,41
6 Kislev 5767 listen Knowing What Bracha You Are Answering (8:54)
More about orphaned, rushed, mumbled, and other incorrect forms or pronunciations of "Amen."
Sources: OC 124:8; MB 124:33-34
Dedicated by Ronald and Marion Stein l'ilui nishmat Meir Tzvi ben Dov Ber on the occasion of his yahrzeit.
29 Cheshvan 5767 listen Orphaned, Rushed, and Mumbled "Amen" (10:23)
Pitfalls to avoid in saying "Amen": not hearing the end of the bracha, answering too quickly, not answering quickly enough, mumbling or swallowing the sounds, and more.
Sources: OC 124:8; MB 124:30-32
26 Cheshvan 5767 listen Putting the "A" in "Amen" (15:08)
The proper pronunciation of the "A" in "Amen" and the proper kavanah for "Amen."
Sources: OC 124:6,8; MB 124:25,29
25 Cheshvan 5767 listen How to Answer a Bracha (13:02)
Answering a bracha is not so simple as we might expect. How and when do we say "baruch hu uvaruch shmo"?
Sources: OC 124:5-6; MB 124:21,24; Shaar HaTziun 124:24
24 Cheshvan 5767 listen Listening with Kavanah During Chazarat HaShatz (Part 2) (15:56)
Even for one who has already davened, it is so important to listen with kavanah to chazarat hashatz that it is forbidden even to learn Torah! As for one who talks... "his sin is too great to bear."
Sources: OC 124:4,7; MB 124:16-18;26-28
23 Cheshvan 5767 listen Introduction to Chazarat HaShatz (14:29)
The shaliach tzibur repeats the amidah for the sake of those who are unable to say it themselves. What does it mean to be unable to say the amidah yourself? If everyone in the community can say it, does the shatz need to repeat it? Does the shatz need to wait for everyone to finish his personal amidah before beginning chazarat hashatz? Should he at least wait for the rabbi?
Sources: OC 124:3; MB 124:12-13
22 Cheshvan 5767 listen Listening with Intent to the Shaliach Tzibur (Part 1) (11:40)
One who cannot daven the amidah fulfills his obligation by listening intentfully to the shaliach tzibur... but there are more than a few stipulations...
Sources: OC 124:1; MB 124:1-3
19 Cheshvan 5767 listen Kavanah in Shema and Brachot (10:19)
We declare the shema alound to awaken our kavanah. The same is true of all our brachot.
Sources: OC 62:2-5; MB 62:9; OC 206:3; MB 206:13
18 Cheshvan 5767 listen Hearing Yourself Recite the Shema (12:49)
As with the amidah we are required to recite the shema loud enough that we can hear our own words. But unlike the amidah, there is no prohibition on vocalizing it fully.
Sources: OC 62:2-4; MB 62:4-7
17 Cheshvan 5767 listen Speaking the Words of Shema (14:45)
Like the amidah, the shema should be recited aloud, and like the amidah, though it can be recited in any language that you understand, Hebrew is prefered.
Sources: OC 61:4-5; MB 61:17,26; OC 62:1-2; MB 62:1-3
16 Cheshvan 5767 listen How do our prayers reach the Heavens? (15:18)
Effective tefillah reaches the Heavens. Chazal explain that prayer in Hebrew is more effective, but that doesn't mean you can only daven in Hebrew.
Sources: OC 101:4; MB 101:14-19
15 Cheshvan 5767 listen The Sanctity of the Hebrew Language (9:27)
What gives Hebrew the special status of being the only language you are allowed to pray in even if you don't understand what you are saying?
Sources: OC 101:4; Beur Halacha d.h. "Yachol l'hitpallel"
12 Cheshvan 5767 listen Davening in a Language Other Than Hebrew (11:25)
It is generally permissible to daven in any language that you understand, though the communal prayers should remain fixed in Hebrew.
Sources: OC 101:4; MB 101:13; Beur Halacha d.h. "Yachol l'hitpallel"
11 Cheshvan 5767 listen Davening Aloud From a Siddur (9:00)
The halachot of davening aloud in public change when everyone is using a siddur.
Sources: OC 101:3; MB 101:11-12
10 Cheshvan 5767 listen Raising Your Voice to Raise Your Kavanah (13:03)
Sometimes raising your voice will improve your kavanah. Is this permissible in shul? What about at home? Is this only for the amidah or for other prayers as well?
Sources: OC 101:2; MB 101:8-10; Beur Halacha d.h. "V'im aino yachol l'chaven"
9 Cheshvan 5767 listen Mouthing and Whispering the Words of the Amidah (10:18)
Many of the halachos of the amidah are learned from the prayers of Chana. For instance, we don't just think the words in our hearts but rather whisper them to ourselves.
Sources: OC 101:2; MB 101:5-7; Beur Halacha d.h. "B'libo"
8 Cheshvan 5767 listen The Amidah, Korbanot, and Kavanah (10:00)
There are a number of halachos in the amidah that we learn from the halachos of the korbanot.
Sources: OC 98:4-5
5 Cheshvan 5767 listen Kavanah During the Avot (12:01)
The avot bracha has a stronger requirement for kavanah than the rest of the amidah, so much so that some say that you should go back and repeat the amidah if you didn't have kavanah during the avot. Though in our time, we aren't even up to that level.
Sources: OC 101:1; MB 101:1-4; Beur Halacha d.h. "V'im aino yachol"
3 Cheshvan 5767 listen Developing Kavanah; Avoiding Distractions (13:08)
Practical issues in kavanah: contemplating the greatness of Hashem and the smallness of Man to develop kavanah; avoid distracting smells; avoiding distracting thoughts.
Sources: OC 98:1-3; MB 98:4-9
In memory of Leah bas Yechezkel on the occasion of her yahrzeit. May her neshoma have an aliyah.
28 Tishrei 5767 listen Maintaining Kavanah During the Amidah (5:52)
Three techniques for maintaining focus during the amidah...
Sources: OC 98:1
In memory of Feigel bas Aharon HaCohen on the occasion of her yahrzeit. May her neshoma have an aliyah.
27 Tishrei 5767 listen Proper Kavanah in the Amidah (8:31)
Focus during the amidah on the simple, straightforward meaning of the words you are saying. It's as simple -- and difficult -- as that.
Sources: OC 98:1; MB 98:1
3 Tamuz 5766 listen Separating Between Words of Shema (11:01)
We must be careful to separate between words so as not to slur them together. Some read the shema with the ta'amei hamikra (cantillation marks) to improve their kavanah.
Sources: OC 61:19-24; MB 24:38
25 Sivan 5766 listen Kavanah for Hashem's Name (13:21)
What is the correct kavanah when saying Hashem's name? When saying elokim?
Sources: OC 5; MB 5:1-3
24 Sivan 5766 listen Developing Kavanah for Shema (13:39)
Simple, straightforward steps to developing kavanah for Shema: close and cover your eyes; pronounce the words aloud; enunciate; focus on the meaning of the words; recognize that the words are new and renewed each day.
Sources: OC 61:2,4-8; MB 61:17,20; Shaarei Teshuva 61:7
23 Sivan 5766 listen Reciting Shema with Fear, Awe, and Trembling (13:57)
The depth of meaning in the kavanah of kriat shema.
Sources: OC 61:1; MB 61:1-4
20 Sivan 5766 listen Kavanah for the First Pasuk of Kriat Shema (13:03)
What is the required kavanah for reciting Shema?
Sources: OC 60:5; MB 60:11-12
19 Sivan 5766 listen What exactly is "Kavanah"? (59:58)
Sources: OC 60:4; Brachot 13a; Tur 60
19 Sivan 5766 listen Do Mitzvot Require Kavanah? - Part 3 (12:20)
With regard to kavanah, is there a difference between a mitzvah d'oraita and a mitzvah d'rabbanan?
Sources: OC 60:4; MB 60:10
18 Sivan 5766 listen Do Mitzvot Require Kavanah? - Part 2 (13:35)
If you do a mitzvah without kavanah, have you fulfilled your obligation, or do you need to go back and do the mitzvah again with kavanah? Second opinion: mitzvot require kavanah.
Sources: OC 60:4; MB 60:8-9
Dedicated for a refuah shleimah for Ariella Rivka bas Devorah Pesel.
17 Sivan 5766 listen Do Mitzvot Require Kavanah? - Part 1 (15:18)
What intentions are required when doing a mitzvah? What is kavanah? First opinion: mitzvot do not require kavanah.
Sources: OC 60:4; MB 60:7
12 Sivan 5766 listen Understanding the Avot Prayer (56:03)
Why do we pray the words that we do? How does one have kavanah when reciting set words? Isn't it better to pray what I am feeling?
9 Sivan 5766 listen Midnight Prayers and Supplications (12:02)
Tikkun Chatzot, Kavanah, and mourning for the Temple and Exile
Sources: OC 1:2-4; MB 1:10-12
17 Iyar 5766 listen Proper Pronunciation of Kaddish (14:09)
Proper pronunciation as the first step toward kavanah.
Sources: OC 56:1; MB 56:2; Eze. 38:14-23
13 Iyar 5766 listen Kavanah During Kaddish (12:15)
The how and why of having proper kavanah -- intention -- while listening and responding to kaddish.
Sources: OC 56:1; MB 56:1
28 Nissan 5766 listen How early can you count Omer? Must you have kavanah? (13:28)
Can you count after Shkiya? Plag HaMincha? What if you start the brocha thinking today is the 4th day but it is actually the 5th?
Sources: OC 489:3-6; MB 489:17,29,32; Beur Halacha d.h. "Mib'od yom"; Shaar HaTziun 489:37

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