Prayer

And its unique American variations.

Jan. 18 2017 12:01AM

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

The ancient priesthood, the Pharisees, the kabbalists, the Ḥasidim—each of these and more have made a stand in the prayer book for what they think Judaism should be.

Oct. 20 2016 12:01AM

Saving the lowliest sinners from hellfire.

David Shyovitz
May 6 2016 12:01AM

As Close to Us as Breathing.

Adam Kirsch
March 14 2016 12:01AM

The importance of human feeling.

Reuven Ziegler and Yehudah Mirsky
Nov. 13 2015 12:01AM

Jews and Muslims, tolerance and intolerance.

Qanta Ahmed
Sept. 22 2015 12:01AM

“Here am I, poor in deeds,” it begins. Where did it come from and, more importantly, what does it say to us?

Sept. 11 2015 12:01AM

Publishing prayers and rituals for the first time.

Eliezer Hayun
July 28 2015 12:01AM

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. . .

Jason Stubblefield
Dec. 12 2014 12:01AM

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. . .

Joseph Lookstein
Nov. 26 2014 12:01AM

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,”. . .

Peter Berger
Oct. 1 2014 12:01AM

Has modern life made it more difficult to pray with concentration and devotion? Maybe; but great ancient rabbis wrestled with the same problem. 

Barry Gelman
July 22 2014 12:01AM