Mitzvot

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?

Four Steps to Effective Prayer

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

The Meaning of Kaddish

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

How To Get Your Prayers Answered

Do you feel like you're talking to a wall when you pray? Here's five key tools for getting your prayers answered.

The Nuts and Bolts of Prayer

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

Lively Introduction to Blessings

Showing gratitude for all God's goodness.

Lively Introduction to Prayer

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

Mayanot on Prayer #5: Pouring Out Your Heart

Within the Afternoon Prayer lies the secret to our survival.

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 #3: Fixing the World through Prayer

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

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 #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.

Anatomy of a Blessing

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

Mincha - The Afternoon Prayer

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

Shema Yisrael

What is behind the most famous Jewish prayer?

Day To Day Judaism: Prayer

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

What is Yizkor?

Elevating the soul of a departed loved one.

What is Prayer?

Prayer is not a half-hearted ritual recitation of words; it is an outpouring of the heart.

Tefillin: A Primer

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

A Relationship with God

What happens when God doesn't answer our prayers?

Empower Your Jewish Journey

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