In which we learn to rebuke when appropriate and to stand up for ourselves in the face of rebuke, when it wasn’t warranted. Namely, Yardaena takes the lessons from Hannah beyond the customary 4+ formalities of how to daven. “How to daven” goes beyond the formalities when it comes to Hannah, as well, as Anne notes that the Gemara’s role model channels her emotions in prayer, rather than being distracted by the despair that apparently envelopes her — emotions that the daf also warns against as prelude to prayer, given that sorrow is apparently inherently not conducive to prayer. What emotional framework IS conducive to prayer? Plus the formalities of Daniel’s prayer.
To listen: Click the link above. Or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Or join the Talking Talmud WhatsApp group, and receive the link as soon as it goes up.