Jewish liturgy

Nishmat starts with the wide-open sky and the wings of eagles; it ends deep inside the recesses of the body, in our vital organs.

Dec. 28 2016 12:01AM

A restoration of tradition.

Clifford E. Librach
Dec. 30 2015 12:01AM

The theological tension within an ancient prayer.

Reuven Kimelman
Oct. 26 2015 12:01AM

The terms Ashkenaz and Sefarad are found in the Bible, but most likely refer to areas of present-day Turkey and Armenia, respectively. How did they. . .

Lawrence Schiffman
Jan. 22 2015 12:01AM

A traditional prayer for rain, recited on this week’s holiday of Shmini Atzeret, invokes a mysterious angel named Af-Bri. It seems this angel is the. . .

Oct. 14 2014 12:01AM

The Sephardi liturgical practice of chanting bakashot, poems praising and petitioning God, is enjoying renewed—and much deserved—interest.  

Talia Bloch
May 8 2014 12:01AM