Prayers & Blessings
Footloose in the Siddur - Part 4
In this session we reach the pinnacle of the morning prayers, the Silent Prayer. Rabbi Geller shares incredible insights to the Holy words of the Silent Prayer composed by the Men of the Great Assembly.
Footloose in the Siddur - Part 3
In this episode Rabbi Geller elaborates on the additional prayers added on Shabbat and the blessings before and after the Shema.
Footloose in the Siddur - Part 2
Want to get your day off to a flying start? In Judaism we begin the day with unique blessings that focus on the pleasures and goodness of life. Learn how these blessings will transform your day into a happier and more successful day.
Footloose in the Siddur - Part 1
Why do we repeat the Silent Prayer 3 times a day? What is the main purpose of Prayer? Rabbi Geller provides a step by step guide to the Prayer Book and the concept of prayer in general.
Prayer - Part 21
What is so unique about the prayer of ashrei? Why do we recite the prayer of ashrei three times a day? Rabbi Lauffer shares further insights to the prayers that follow the silent prayer.
Prayer - Part 20
Why do we read the Bible three times a week in Synagogue? How do we know who is an authentic Kohen? Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the laws and customs regarding the reading of the Torah.
Prayer - Part 19
Why do we take three steps back at the end of the silent prayer? Learn about the conclusion of the silent prayer and the prayers that follow.
Rabbi Lauffer elaborates on the laws and customs regarding the Mincha service.
Grace After Meals - Part 2
What is the function of 'The Grace after Meals'? Rabbi Lauffer illustrates how the laws regarding eating bread make an impact on our lives.
Grace After Meals - Part 3
What blessing is made on pizza? What after-blessing is made on rice? When does one make a 'Mezonot' on bread? Rabbi Lauffer clarifies more basic laws regarding the blessings recited on food.
Learn about the uniqueness and significance of the additional prayers recited on Rosh Chodesh.
Grace After Meals - Part 1
Why do we mention Jerusalem, the rebuilding of the Temple, circumcision and other general concepts in the Grace after Meals? Rabbi Lauffer expounds on the structure and meaning of the Grace after Meals.
Morning Prayers: Until When?
Until what time may one recite the Shacharit prayer?
Formal & Informal Prayer
Rabbi Glaser discusses the pros and cons of formal and informal prayer
The Anatomy of a Blessing - Part 2
In this session Rabbi Glaser delves deeper into the meaning of the words we recite in blessings
The Anatomy of a Blessing - Part 1
What is the meaning of the words 'Blessed be Hashem', that we recite in all blessings? Rabbi Glaser analyzes the anatomy of a blessing in depth
The Mouth of the Sword - How Jews Make War
Do our prayers have an effect on the situation in the battle field? Prayer is an essential part of any endeavor, in particular when people are in danger. We don't always merit to see the effect of our prayers, though our sages tell us that no prayer goes unanswered
Why Do We Praise G-d?
Why is praise part of the structure of the prayer service? Are we trying to flatter Hashem? Rabbi Botton explains the significance and impact of praising The Creator of the World
The First Prayer of Adam
Adam prayed to G-d immediately after being created. What was the content of the first prayer on earth? Rabbi Botton delivers inspiring insights to this unique prayer and the concept of prayer in general
The Divine Names
What is the meaning of G-d's Divine Names? How can simple human beings create a relationship and connect to G-d who is infinite? Rabbi Botton expounds on the meaning of G-d's attributes and Divine manifestations