Encouraging Faith

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?"
Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

God involves a question, an answer, a question again and quite often that question takes the shape of a prayer. We pray because we need it and because we have to; because we are searching for meaning. There are countless reasons for praying but we do not always find the worship leaders when we need them. There is a dearth of spiritual mediators, of spiritual guides, of rabbis for us Jews, of imams, of priests, of monks. The Matanel Foundation particularly cares about strengthening the rabbis’ status and role in the Jewish communities throughout Europe by providing them with means ensuring their happiness through the success of their ritual and spiritual work.