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Be on Time for Prayer - Part 1

When is the earliest time to pray the Morning Prayer? What is the earliest time one can wear tzitzit and put on tefillin? If one misses one of the prayers what should he do? Rabbi Lauffer teaches us that Jewish Law makes it our duty to pray three times daily: in the morning, in the afternoon and at nightfall. These prayers are called morning prayer (shacharit), afternoon prayer (minchah) and evening prayer (arvith or maariv)

Be on Time for Prayer - Part 3

How long is sunset? What is King David's Feast? When is the best time to do King David’s feast? Rabbi Lauffer shares insights to the purpose of Jewish prayer. The most important part of any Jewish prayer, whether it be a prayer of petition, of thanksgiving, of praise of G-d, or of confession, is the introspection it provides, the moment that we spend looking inside ourselves, seeing our role in the universe and our relationship to G-d

Mezonot Bread

What is mezonot bread? How do you bake mezonot bread? We are familiar with the excitement and convenience of a ready-to-go “mezonot roll”; it looks like bread, tastes like bread, but is treated like a cookie. According to the principles of this ingenious invention, one is not required to wash hands before eating mezonot rolls, nor recite the Grace after Meals after eating them


Why do we sometimes address G-d in third person and sometimes in second person? What is the difference between referring to G-d in second or third person? Rabbi David Gottlieb elaborates on the depth of Jewish prayer.

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