Why was Chana's Prayer answered?
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?Why was Chana's Prayer answered
Eliezer son of Rav Yosi HaGalili teaches us that Chana prayed to G-d: You created celstial beings (angels) - that serve you and never die,
You created earthly beings - who have children and die,
SO EITHER MAKE ME A CELESTIAL BEING AND I'LL NEVER DIE
I ACCEPT MY FATE - LET ME HAVE CHILDREN and eventually die
(but don't leave me here alone!!!!)
And Abraham - what was he? Celestial or Earthly?
According to Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach -
ABRAHAM REACHED OUT AND BECAME MORE THAN AN EARTHLY CREATION!
He put his WHOLE BODY AND SOUL ON THE LINE FOR G-D -
and look what he started!!!
Noah saved a bit of the earth - but Abraham REACHED OUT AND UP -
Reached out to EVERYBODY, made friends of EVERYBODY,
and brought the world (albeit slowly) out of Paganism!
May we be of the students of Abraham and Sarah and Chana and of G-d!
Rabbi Andy Eichenholz