If we pray with sincerity, there is no such thing as an unanswered prayer.
Prayer is not waving a magic wand and hoping for the best.
Skip the paralyzing guilt...The traditional confession repeated five times during the prayer service helps us do the inner work to mazimize the power of the day.
In Hebrew, the word for gratitude can mean "thanks", "praise" and "confession."
A special call to unite in prayer during these dangerous times.
By having the right intention in prayer, we raise the sparks and bring time closer to its ultimate end.
The holy sparks of spiritual energy, embedded in the physical, animate the universe and fuel redemption.
Embodied in the first verse of the Sh'ma, and its accompanying praise of God's kingdom, is a profound allusion to the unity of the Jewish people.
You're not bothering God.
If we look at the Sh'ma, the quintessential Jewish prayer, through the eyes of gematria, we can see encoded the mission of Jews in world history.
The message of the Sh'ma is applicable to every Jew at all times, at every conscious moment. It embodies one of the most profound concepts known to man: the Oneness of God.
Abraham and Moses knew how to turn every action into an experience of communicating with God. Their very existence became synonymous with "prayer."
Eons before anybody ever heard of Marion Jones or Tiger Woods, Judaism recognized the importance of mental focus. In the case of Judaism, however, the stakes are weightier than any gold medal.
Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are a time of concentrated prayer. But how does one pray effectively if one isn't even sure how to begin or what to pray for?
The physical universe contains a spiritual counterpart that acts as its soul. To thrive, the soul of the universe needs to be nourished by prayer.
Purity has the power to transform prayer into a focused, uplifting experience. Here are a few simple tools.
The difference between the words in the seemingly incomprehensible Siddur and those in your heart is your understanding. Here's how to make them one and the same.
Does prayer seems like a meaningless chore? Here is a fresh look at prayer and what it can do for you.
When we are grateful for God's gifts, He only wants to give us more.
Prayer is not a half-hearted ritual recitation of words; it is an outpouring of the heart.
The saying goes: "God giveth and God taketh away." Is it all random? Or is there a deep message that we can tap into for personal growth and actualization?
Looking back, that raucous 1970s rock tune had it all wrong.