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Private requests during the Rosh Hashana prayers
When can a person insert his own private requests in the Rosh Hashana prayers?
A mother with small children on Rosh Hashana
I am a mother of small children. The prayers of Rosh Hashana contribute a lot to inspiring me spiritually but I don’t think I can pray in my local synagogue with the little ones. How should I pray at home? Do I have to hear the shofar?
How to prepare for the New Year
I had a very challenging past year and I know that if I want a good year I have to do something but I’m not sure what. Please tell me
Viduy during Elul and on holidays
Can one recite Viduy (prayer for confessing sins) after midnight? During a festival?
An Ashkenazi who has only a Sephardi minyan
I’m getting stronger religious-wise and I’m planning to go to Selichot. I live in a town where there is only a Sephardi synagogue but I’m an Ashkenazi. Do I have to go to Selichot the whole month of Elul like the Sephardim because I pray the Sephardi prayer version with them the whole week?
Ashkenazi or Sephardi Selichot?
I became religious a year ago. My first acquaintance with praying in a synagogue was in a Chabad synagogue, with the Tehillat Hashem prayerbook. I got attached to this prayer version and still pray with it today. But I would like to say Selichot like the Sephardim do. What should I do?
Reciting the sacrifices before Selichot
Can one recite the section about sacrifices in the morning (including the L’shem yichud) and then recite Selichot with the congregation and then the rest of the morning prayers?
Psalm 130 during Selichot
Why do we recite psalm 130 Shir HaMaalot Mima’amakim at the end of Selichot?
Minyan or Selichot?
My brother told me he doesn’t have Selichot in his synagogue and he wants to go to another synagogue that does have Selichot but doesn’t have a minyan. What should he do?
The Priestly Blessing at the Grave of Aharon HaKohen in Jordan - Watch
An exciting trip in Jordan culminated with a prayer and Birkat Kohanim (the Priestly Blessing) beside the tombstone of the High Priest, Aharon Hacohen in Petra. Touching
Iranians Ask Jewish Girl to Pray for Rain - Watch
Even the Iranians know who to turn to when in trouble. They are in desperate need for rain, so they invited a Jewish girl to come pray to the Creator for a salvation. Hard to believe
For this Boy I Prayed - Motty Steinmetz & The Shira Choir
Lyrics: For this boy I prayed! For you my dear son I prayed to Hashem, Hashem kindly fulfilled my wishes, You my beloved son will always remain in my prayers and I will always look after you. (Samuel 1 - 1:27) אֶל הַנַעַר הַזֶה הִתְפַּלָלְתִּי וַיִתֵּן הַשֵׁם לִי אֶת שְׁאֵלָתִי אֲשֶׁר שָׁאַלְתִּי מֵעִמוֹ. וְאֶמְשׁוֹךְ לְהִתְפַּלֵל לְעוֹלְמֵי עַד אֲנִי הַאִמַא אִתְּכֶם לְעוֹלְמֵי עַד. (שמואל א א׳ כ״ז
The Uniqueness of the Tallit - The Jewish Prayer Shawl
Rabbi Paysach Krohn elaborates on the significance of the Jewish Prayer Shawl on a tour in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Mind-Blowing
Pray for Me and I’ll Pray for You
Do you need a salvation? Our Sages tell us ‘One who prays on behalf of his friend and is in similar straits, he is answered first’