בס״ד

Kavanot: Introduction

Thoughts on Tanach and the Davening

I originally started this site in 2011 to help my davening and organize my thoughts, especially about the שמנה עשרה and its origins in תנ״ך. I never got around to doing that and that part of the site has the topic heading and a few notes but nothing else. Hopefully I will get back to it some day.

In the summer of 2012 I started teaching a class in תנ״ך, connecting the life of David with תהילים‎, and that has been a lot of work and a lot of fun, and a great way for me to keep learning. The notes for those shiurim are at Shiurim, along with outlines of Shmuel, Divrei Hayamim and Tehillim.

In the summer of 2013 I teaching a Shabbat morning pararsha class, and while I obviously can't bring the computer with me, I find it useful to write out my notes and those are on this site as well.

I've also used this site as an experimental playground for an editor that helps me write the notes, using Javascript to implement things like a Hebrew keyboard and HTML editing. Each page has an “Edit this page” link at the bottom and you can play around with that (you can't save the changes; this is my site!).

As of 2014-09-04 I started using Emanuil Rusev's [Parsedown](https://github.com/erusev/parsedown) to allow [Markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/) syntax in addition to plain HTML. The downside is the inability to add attributes (most notably for my use `lang` attributes), so I still have to use a lot of vanilla HTML. I also do some custom text-munging, changing straight quotes to curly ones and double hyphens to true m-dashes.