Shema Yisrael

What is behind the most famous Jewish prayer?

Anatomy of a Blessing

Blessings over food and other experiences are tools for transcendental amazement.

Kippah: A Blessing On Your Head

It is perhaps the most instantly identifiable mark of a Jew. When and why do we wear a kippah?

The Meaning of Kaddish

The message of the Kaddish prayer - remembering your mission in this world.

Four Steps to Effective Prayer

Am I talking to a wall? And doesn’t God already know what I need?

Tefillin: A Primer

Tefillin: Everything you need to know about those powerful black boxes, placed on the head and arm.

Lively Introduction to Prayer

Tapping into one of the most potent forces in the universe.

Mincha - The Afternoon Prayer

Mincha is an oasis of spiritual time in a tough workday, a moment of calming nerves and focusing on priorities.

The Nuts and Bolts of Prayer

The primary purpose of prayer is to get close to God.

A Relationship with God

What happens when God doesn't answer our prayers?

How to Put on a Tallit

A step-by-step video guide. Get it right!

Day To Day Judaism: Prayer

Jewish prayer is a discipline. Don't just wait for the mood to strike.

Mayanot on Prayer #1: I Pray Therefore I Am

The commandment to prayer bequeaths to man the sense of his own significance that enables him to perform all the other commandments with dedication.

Mayanot on Prayer #2: Our Father, Our King

Prayer transforms the desire to satisfy our requests to the desire to satisfy God's requests.

Mayanot on Prayer #3: Fixing the World through Prayer

Prayer pierces through God's concealment and reattaches the universe to the Divine.

Mayanot on Prayer #4: Negotiating with God

God is interested in our plans for the world and He wants to hear from us.

Mayanot on Prayer #5: Pouring Out Your Heart

Within the Afternoon Prayer lies the secret to our survival.

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