Sign Up!

To receive
ATorahMinute daily

Women's corner

providing a weekly Torah minute for women.

See what people are saying about Here.

The stimulating "A TORAH MINUTE" books.

The critically acclaimed A Torah Minute Book, Vol. 2, TORAH GEMS AND PRACTICAL LAWS, by Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe, with a Women's Corner by Rabbanith Ruth Menashe.

Click here to order.


300 Gems from the Ben Ish Hai
It is incredible how only one minute a day can impact your entire life.
A Torah Minute: 300 Gems from the Ben Ish Hai. Including the Women's Corner.
Get more information here. is a project of Midrash BEN ISH HAI where you can learn Torah anytime. It will send you a short Daily Halacha or daily Torah by Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe.

Rabbi Ya'aqob Menashe often draws his inspiration for his Halakhoth (Halachot) and pearls of Torah from the Ben Ish Hai, Hakham Yoseph Hayyim, 'a"h. In addition, the daily bulletins include a wide variety of sources: Shulhan Arukh (Shulchan Aruch), Kaf Hahayim (Kaf Hachaim), Mishnah Berurah (Mishna Brura) and many other sources.


To receive these daily pearls of wisdom and sign up for our Torah email list, click here.






Women's Corner

The Gift of Prayer

Rabbanith Ruth Menashe
Friday, August 29, 2014/Elul 3, 5774

The Gemara of Rosh Hashanah (18;1) describes a case of two people who fell ill. Though they both had the exact same illness and both of them prayed to be healed, one of them recovered, while the other did not.

The Gemara questions what we would ask as well. Why is it that one's prayer was accepted while the other's was not. The answer given is that the one whose prayer was accepted prayed a complete prayer where as the other did not.

Rashi explains that a complete prayer refers to a prayer with total intent. We see from here that though they were equal in all criteria, the one meaningful difference between them was how they prayed.

We are told (Midrash Tanhuma Parashath Wayyera, 1) that G-d told the Jewish people: "Please be careful with your prayer, for there is nothing more beautiful than Tefillah and it is greater than all the sacrifices. Even if a person is not worthy to have his prayer answered and receive My kindness, once he prays to me with supplications, I will bestow My kindness upon him".

What an incredible gift! Let's use it and not fall in the trap of our evil inclination, which pulls us away in the wrong direction.

Print this
Bookmark and Share

Search A Torah Minute

Enter search term
or search by date