Letters, Summer 2010

Rosenfeld and the Jewish Review of Books, No Jewish Narnia, The Prayers of Others, and More




The Limits of Prayer

One who prays to change the past, says the Mishnah, “utters a vain prayer.” A person should not beseech God to undo events that have already taken place, even when the outcome is still unknown. And yet there are circumstances where one is naturally tempted to do just that.

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