And its unique American variations.
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.
Saving the lowliest sinners from hellfire.
Praying for an unseen land.
As Close to Us as Breathing.
The importance of human feeling.
Jews and Muslims, tolerance and intolerance.
“Here am I, poor in deeds,” it begins. Where did it come from and, more importantly, what does it say to us?
Publishing prayers and rituals for the first time.
A recent trend among religious Christians allows children to decide whether to attend church. They must come to their own conclusions about religion, the thinking. . .
In 1940, Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York, like many synagogues, held a special service for Thanksgiving. It included traditional Hebrew prayers, the singing of. . .
From King David to American Pentecostals, boisterous worshippers have always annoyed those who prefer their worship quiet and dignified. “Stop jumping up and down—we’re Episcopalians,”. . .
Has modern life made it more difficult to pray with concentration and devotion? Maybe; but great ancient rabbis wrestled with the same problem.