Prayers & Blessings
The Concept of a Blessing
Why did the Sages command us to make a blessing before performing a mitzvah or eating food? Why do we make blessings in the Hebrew language? Rabbi Botton explains the meaning and significance of the blessings we make on a daily basis
In this weekly lesson, Rabbi Zamir Cohen discusses the practice of self-secluded prayer, also known as 'Hitbodedut'. The questions, How? When? and Where? are all answered in this short clip.
The Blessing of all Blessings
What is a blessing? What are the differences between blessings? What is the significance of the word "Bracha" (blessing) and what is its root?
The Virtue of the Kaddish
In this informative lecture, Rabbi Zamir Cohen discusses the virtue of the Kaddish prayer that is customarily recited for the elevation of the soul of the deceased. What does it mean? Why do we say it? What does it do for the deceased? In this discussion, Rabbi Zamir also talks about some other ways by which we can make an impact on the soul of the deceased through our actions down here in this world.
10 Facts About the ‘Blessing of the New Moon’
The announcement of the date of the month along with its accompanying prayers is referred to collectively as, Birkat Hachodesh
My Very First Prayer Book
The moment in which I received my first Siddur, was special and exciting. Now that my son is about to receive his very own Siddur, I pray that his excitement will accompany him throughout his life
How to Get Your Prayers Answered
Have you ever prayed? Does G-d really listen to our prayers? Why should we pray? All this and more in this eye-opening lecture by Rabbi Noah Weinberg
Various issues on the topic of Prayer - by Rabbi Berel Wein