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Understanding Prayer: 10 Short Videos on How Prayer Can Change Your Life

Engaging heart, mind and soul in this central Jewish practice.

1) Spiritual Exercise How prayer is to the human spirit what exercise is to the human body.


2) Thanking & Thinking – Despite the difficult moments, it is important to remember daily that life is a gift.


3) Praise – How the concept of praise is central to Jewish prayer.


4) The Deepest Call – The Shofar and how its sound is a prayer that goes deeper than words.


5) Family – To all humanity, God is a friend. But to the Jewish people, He’s family.


6) Mistakes – We all make mistakes. It is how we learn from them that counts.


7) Growth – Judaism, especially around the High Holy Days, is a sustained tutorial in a growth mindset.


8) Holy Words – Holy words, places, time and people are central to Judaism.


9) Framing Beliefs – Jewish faith isn’t irrational or naive or pre-scientific, but a framing belief.


10) The Soul’s Language – Kol Nidre and the power of music to lift the Jewish soul.


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