Monday, 29 October 2012

R Broyde on Prayer Direction

«Direction in Prayer

A. The Two Talmudic Sources

The Talmud discusses the issue of direction in prayer in two different places—Berakhot and Bava Batra. The two sugyot take different forms—a Beraita about the direction of prayer and a series of Amoraitic statements about the presence of God—and come to seemingly divergent conclusions as to the direction one ought to face while praying.

In Berakhot 30a the Talmud states that one should pray facing Israel and the Beit ha-Mikdash:...

Yet, in a series of Amoraic statements, the Talmud in Bava Batra 25a-b seemingly contradicts the aforementioned Beraita.»

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