PODCAST: Ramping Up My Relationship with God

Dina Coopersmith’s refreshing approach to speaking with the Creator.

Meeting with God at the Dentist

How the dentist chair became one of the most intense places I encounter God.

Message in the Western Wall: A True Story

At the start of the Yom Kippur War, Uri Shachar received an encouraging message from a very unlikely source.

PODCAST: Are You There, God? It’s Me, Praying

Dina Coopersmith on the dynamics of prayer and knowing that God is listening.

Tehinot: Forgotten History of Jewish Women's Prayers

Personal and poetic, these Yiddish prayers, often written by Jewish women , are among the least-known but most beautiful of Jewish prayers.

Mustering the Courage to Pray to God

My relationship with God was on rocky ground when I heard about young mother who needed our prayers.

The Shema: Why We Cover Our Eyes

I discovered the answer when our baby was rushed to the hospital with a life-threatening emergency.

Podcast: Praying in My Own Words vs. the Prayer Book

Rabbi Menachem Nissel explains the benefits of informal and formal prayer

Writing a Letter to God

A simple exercise that can transform your life.

Marilyn Monroe's Siddur

Reading from a Hebrew prayer book and writing comments in its margins isn't the typical image one has of the actress.

Chris Pratt, Keep Praying

When did prayer become a dirty word?

Asking God

His friend had seven children. He was only asking for one.

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

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

Q&A: What Is the Purpose of Prayer?

God already knows what’s best for me, so why pray?

Yizkor: The Memorial Prayer Service

A basic explanation of the what, how and why of this meaningful prayer.

My Husband’s Brain Tumor

God is listening, even when I mumble.

Getting Your Prayers Answered

Understanding why and how prayer works. A Jewish perspective.

Barcheinu: A Beautiful Jewish Music Video

Classic Hebrew lyrics sung to the contemporary song, A Thousand Years.

Crash Course in Jewish Blessings

Why do we bless God? Isn’t He blessing us?

Message from a Bird

Was God even listening to me?

The San Bernardino Massacre And Prayer

Why those who think “God isn’t fixing this” are wrong.

Two Sides to Every Desk: A Rosh Hashanah Parable

My boss summoned me into his office. He stood on one side of the desk and I stood on the other.

How to Transform Your High Holidays

A moving story about a young man, an old Jew and a poetry contest.

Are You There God? It's Me, Mushka

Is God our BFF who also just happens to rule the world?

A Jewish Mantra

How an ancient 12-word Jewish prayer changed my life.

A Letter from God

A few things to keep in mind as Rosh Hashanah draws near.

Heartfelt Prayer Is Never in Vain

Rachel Frankel said, “If tomorrow, God forbid, I’ll hear the worst news, I don’t want my children to feel that where did all my prayers go?”

Answered Prayers

If we pray with sincerity, there is no such thing as an unanswered prayer.

Tackling Psalms

I could picture the bubbies in the shtetl crying with their books of Psalms, but me?

The Meaning of Kaddish

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

Shema Yisrael & the Motorcyclist

The meaning of proclaiming God’s unity.

Four Steps to Effective Prayer

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

Dear Siddur

You were with me during times of joy and pain. After 17 years, it’s time to say goodbye.

Did God Throw the NBA Finals?

God is the ultimate MVP. Doesn’t the guy I’m dating know that?

Defying Time

The afternoon Mincha prayer is a crucial moment to stop and appraise.

Under the Prayer Shawl

Secrets of the Priestly Blessing

The Names of God

Exploring the meaning of God's two most essentials names: An excerpt from R. Weisz's new book PrayerWorks.

Rabbi, Pray For Me

Why are so many Jews uncomfortable with heartfelt prayer?

Passover’s Secret of Success

How to jumpstart your personal exodus.

The FedEx Guide to Self-Forgiveness

When you absolutely, positively have to forgive yourself overnight.

Meeting Jason Alexander

Why is it such a thrill to meet a real, live celebrity?

Wedding Day Dreams

Know someone getting married? Give them this list and they'll thank you for life.

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