Prayer

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

In classical Judaism, does prayer have a mystical influence on events in the world, or is it solely about Jews’ relationship with God—or are both views valid?  

Natan Slifkin
June 26 2014 12:01AM

I am dying. Why, then, at Sabbath prayer, do I feel compelled to thank the Creator of the Universe for my cancer?  

D.G. Myers
June 20 2014 12:01AM

Why does an ancient Hebrew prayer expressing gratitude to God refer to Him with the feminine personal pronoun for “you”? 

June 3 2014 12:01AM

The Jewish tradition of private engagement with God has long been neglected in favor of formalized, communal prayer. It is high time to revive it.

Jeremy Rosen
Jan. 23 2014 12:00AM