Amidah: Beit Avraham: Kedushah
The 1st of Iyar is the Yahrtzeit of Rav Avraham Weinberg of Slonim, the Beis Avraham (1889-1933), also known as the Rebbe of Baranovitch. grandson of the founder of Slonimer Chasidus, the Chesed L’Avraham.
We know that the world was created with God’s word. Therefore, when ever God says something, it creates a reality. When God instructed us to choose life, it empowered us to choose life and to overpower our evil inclination. When God commanded us to be holy, it created a reality in which each of us has the power to be holy. When we recite the third blessing of the Amidah, describing God as holy and the praises sung by those who are holy, we recall that God has empowered us to become one of those holy beings who sing His praise. (Beit Avraham)