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Structure of the Jewish Prayer Service – Intro to Tefillah with Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Structure of the Jewish Prayer Service – Intro to Tefillah with Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Although Jews can pray individually anytime…for a service Jews tend to pray in a group of ten or more people. We also pray out of a prayer book called...

What is the Kaddish? Intro to the Jewish Mourning Prayer

What is the Kaddish? Intro to the Jewish Mourning Prayer

there’s a surprising history behind one of Judaism’s most famous and most powerful prayers The Kaddish is thought to have originated in temple times. It was recited after a...

Mi Shebeirach: The Jewish Prayer of Healing

Mi Shebeirach: The Jewish Prayer of Healing

To heal isn’t just about the physical body, it’s about the soul as well. Those who are ill require attention not only from their doctors, but also from their...

What is the Amidah? The Jewish Standing Prayer

What is the Amidah? The Jewish Standing Prayer

The heart of Jewish worship is a prayer referred to as the Amidah or standing prayer. In fact reciting the Amidah was synonymous with prayer itself to the ancient...

What is the Ashrei? Understanding Jewish Prayer

What is the Ashrei? Understanding Jewish Prayer

The Ashrei, which is essentially psalm 145 with a few additions is one of the most fundamental prayers in the jewish service. Chanted three times every day, psalm 145...

What is the Hallel? Jewish Prayer of Praise

What is the Hallel? Jewish Prayer of Praise

when’s the last time you were so happy you sang a song with someone else you might have done it today or yesterday but on the whole it feels...

Pesukei D’Zimra: The Jewish Warm Up Prayer

Pesukei D’Zimra: The Jewish Warm Up Prayer

People warm up for any serious activity. Any sport, any game, any activity needs some kind of preparation. Prayer is no different. Every morning Jews begin prayer services with...

What is the Shema? Intro to the Most Important Jewish Prayer

What is the Shema? Intro to the Most Important Jewish Prayer

Do you believe in God? Trick question A relationship with God isn’t about what you believe it’s about how you love and how you listen Shema Israel Adonai Eloheinu,...