Posts Tagged: Lord Sacks

Understanding Prayer: Thanking & Thinking (2/10)

Understanding Prayer: Thanking & Thinking (2/10)

Let me tell you a story about the first prayer we say every morning. Modeh ani lefanecha. I thank you for giving me back my soul. It happened on...

Understanding Prayer: The Soul’s Language (10/10)

Understanding Prayer: The Soul’s Language (10/10)

Kol Nidre, the haunting melody that begins the Holy of Holies of Jewish time. What is it about Kol Nidre that speaks so powerfully to the Jewish soul? It...

Understanding Prayer: Praise (3/10)

Understanding Prayer: Praise (3/10)

It’s said that Eskimos have fifty different words for snow. I’m not sure about that, but this I know that Hebrew has many, many words for praise. Lehodot, lehallel,...

Understanding Prayer: Spiritual Exercise (1/10)

Understanding Prayer: Spiritual Exercise (1/10)

you prayer is to the human spirit what exercises to the human body I try to do my 10,000 steps a day I don’t always succeed but I feel...

Understanding Prayer: Framing Beliefs (9/10)

Understanding Prayer: Framing Beliefs (9/10)

Does faith really make a difference? And is it possible to have faith, even in the twenty-first century, common time, after all we’ve learned from science? The answer to...