Shabbat Prayers

Learn AboutShabbat Prayers Table of Contents Morning Blessings (Birkhot Hashachar) Verses of Praise (Pesukei Dezimrah)…

Loyalty, A Prayer for the Government

Today, May 1st, is International Workers' Day, which is a celebration of the labor movement. It is also, officially, Loyalty Day, a federally sanctioned day for affirming one’s loyalty to…

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Inside Prayer

Jewish prayer is a complex, multi-layered activity. The sages refer to prayer as avodah, service, the same term used to describe the sacrificial service in the Holy Temple. However, since…

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Inside Prayer

Jewish prayer is a complex, multi-layered activity. The sages refer to prayer as avodah she'balev, service, the same term used to describe the sacrificial service in the Holy Temple.…

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Inside Prayer

Jewish prayer is a complex, multi-layered activity. The sages refer to prayer as avodah she'balev, service of the heart. Avodah is the same term used to describe the…

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Inside Prayer

Jewish prayer is a complex, multi-layered activity. The sages refer to prayer as avodah she'balev, service, the same term used to describe the sacrificial service in the Holy…

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Inside Prayer

Jewish prayer is a complex, multi-layered activity. The sages refer to prayer as avodah she'balev, service, the same term used to describe the sacrificial service in the Holy…

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A Controversial Prayer

The final prayer recited at all three daily prayer services is Aleinu, a beautiful poem expressing the greatness of God, the only God. The prayer begins with the phrase: “Aleinu…

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Can You Say A Little Prayer For Me?

It states in the Talmud, “Rabbi Pinchas ben Hama gave the following exposition, ‘Whosoever has a sick person in his house should go to a tzaddik (righteous person) who will invoke…

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Memorial Prayer

According to Jewish belief, when people pass away, they move on to sojourn in the “next world,” to hopefully enjoy the spiritual rewards they have earned from their good acts in “this…

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The Memorial Prayer

According to Jewish belief, when people pass away, they move on to sojourn in the “next world,” to hopefully enjoy the spiritual rewards they have earned from their good acts in “this…

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The Memorial Prayer

According to Jewish belief, when people pass away, they move on to sojourn in the “next world,” to hopefully enjoy the spiritual rewards they have earned from their good acts in “this…

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Prayer’s Essence

According to many opinions, the most minimal prayer format one should recite daily should consist of praise of God, a request of God and a thank you to God. Thus for instance, a mother of…

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The Pope and the Jewish Prayer for Rain

Did you know that several centuries ago, a Pope impacted Jewish law? Most Jewish events of note are based on the Jewish calendar. That’s why it’s surprising to learn that the date when…

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Prayer’s Essence

According to many opinions, the minimum amount of prayer one should recite daily should consist of praise of God, a request of God and a thank you to God. Thus for instance, a mother of…

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Prayer Should Illuminate

While a place of prayer should be lit up during times of prayer, our prayers should illuminate ourselves spiritually.

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Prayer For The Government

Familiarize yourself with the prayer for the U.S. government (or other democratic nations) and appreciate the freedoms with which the Jews, and all minorities, have been blessed.

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Prayer Talk

Remember, one does not need a formal prayer to pray for something or someone.

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Queen’s Prayer

If you are a citizen of the British commonwealth, add an extra prayer for the Queen into your day.

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On Going Prayer

Know that God answers every prayer--sometimes we just don't understand the answers or it is not the answer we hoped for.

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A Special Prayer

The Rambam (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Maimonides), one of the most famous Jewish scholars, was also a renowned physician. If you have a doctor to whom you wish to give a beautiful gift (or…

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Focused Prayer

Choose one prayer and spend a few moments thinking about the literal meaning of the words, how they relate to you and how they relate to the Jewish people in general.

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Please Say A Prayer

Please say a special prayer today for Gilad Shalit. Today is the third anniversary of his captivity.

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Say a Little Prayer

Take a moment and say a prayer for those who are under fire in Israel. May we suggest: Psalm 121.

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A Simple Prayer

If you would like to add prayer into your life, start with the Shema.

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Diplomacy, Prayer, Action

As every diplomat knows, there is a time to talk, a time to pray and a time to take action. This very lesson is recorded in the Torah when Jacob encounters his murderous brother Esau…

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Prayer Needs to Pierce Barriers

When we pray to God, we must envision our prayers as being potent enough to breach a wall.

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Say a Little Prayer

Never hesitate to pray for one in need, even if it is just uttering an on-the-spot request.

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Every Prayer Counts

Take a moment and pray for the recovery of the victims of terror.

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Add A Prayer

On Shabbat, take an extra moment to talk to God.

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