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"Prayers can range from anger to bliss"

“Some prayers or blessings are just a few words saying, ‘Thank you. I just want to say thank you,’ and nothing else.

In some prayers, I ask for something.

In others I just complain: ‘It’s not just, it’s not fair. You dealt with me wrongly.’

All of these are prayers, and they can range from a feeling of bliss to a feeling of extreme anger.”

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From “The Command is to Hear: An Interview with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz,” in Parabola Magazine.