My favorite t’filah is the Amidah.  The reason for this is that basically the whole prayer is about the Jewish forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, which I find very interesting.  I also find the foremothers interesting because of their background stories.

One of my favorite stories above all is the story of how Lavan tricks Jacob into marrying Lavan’s daughter Leah instead of his other daughter Rachel, who is Jacob’s true beloved.  I have other favorite stories too but I love this one.  Therefore, I am very intent on listening to that story when the parashah comes along.

The big overall reason I love these stories are because they have something to do with the forefathers and mothers, which have something to do with the Amidah.