|5 years ago :: May 12, 2010 - 3:42PM #1|
There is a lovely custom to recite this special prayer for our children on the day preceding Rosh Hodesh Sivan - this Thursday.
It can be recited at any time, but this date is thought to be especially propitious.
Rabbi Isaiah HaLevi Horowitz, who arrived in the Land of Israel in the 16th century was a mystical thinker whose writings foreshadow many Hasidic ideas. He is best known for his work Shnei Luhot HaBrit (Two Tablets of the Covenant), usually referred to by its Hebrew initials "Shlah" - as is its author, often called Hahlah HaKadosh.
He is buried in Tiberias - and the prayer is engraved on a large tablet near his tomb. I recited it there once. There is also a large copy displayed in the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Ma'arat HaMachpela, in Hebron.