We ended the last segment with the following questions:


  • What was the novelty of Avraham Avinu being the first one to call Hashem “Adon”?
  •  Even though it is nice to connect Adon Olam to Shacharis through Avraham Avinu, what is so earth-shattering about this connection, and what it truly means, that warrants all the prominence and all that has been quoted about this powerful tefilah?


In order to provide the full power of what HaRav Shimon Schwab writes about this tefilah and about how it “expresses the most basic concept of our tefilos,” we share with permission of the copyright holders, ArtScroll / Mesorah Publications, Ltd., a longer than usual excerpt from Rav Schwab on Prayer:

“No matter how insignificant we may be, no matter how full of shortcomings we are, we still have the right to approach HaKadosh Baruch Hu directly. The Adon of all creation is Ei-li, my personal G-d.”

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