Saying Berachot, Part 7

Eli: Boker tov, Rebbe. Rav Daniel: Hi, Eli, boker tov.  Last time we got in touch with Hashem as the One Who releases us. Today we’re with Him as the One...

Saying Berachot, Part 6

Eli: Boker tov, Rebbe. This is starting to feel like a real journey. This boker thing, when we need to be able to make a cut with what was...

Siddur Alive

Saying Berachot, Part 5 Eli: Hi, Rebbe. Boker tov! And, after last week, I don’t say that lightly! To clarify, to delineate in order to connect … to visit. It’s...

Saying Berachot, Part 4

Eli: Boker tov, Rebbe. Rav Daniel: Boker tov. Actually, let’s talk about that word as a segue into our actual birkot ha’shachar. We already saw this beautiful thing about the...

Saying Berachot, Part 3

  Eli: Gut morgen, Rebbe. Rav Daniel: Great to be back together. I want to move on and complete the opening of a berachah with the final words: “Elokeinu” and “Melech...

Siddur Alive

  When Eli suggested we learn together and then “upped the ante” by suggesting that we let others into the conversation, we never expected that these conversations would take off...

What Blessing Is Appropriate Upon Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine?

(JTA) — Jewish liturgy offers blessings for seemingly every occasion, from ritual moments (such as lighting Shabbat candles) to sublime experiences (seeing a rainbow) to mundane acts (going to the...

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Hundreds of Thousands of Jews around the World Will Unite in Prayer before New Year Special prayer event with Chief Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto shlit”a at the sacred burial site of...

OU Launches Boot Camp for Ba’alei Tefillah Before High Holidays

  As a result of COVID-19 precautions, many synagogues are creating multiple smaller minyanim for the High Holidays to accommodate their members, creating a shortage of qualified ba’alei tefillah to...

Personal Prayer vs. Communal Prayer

By Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen Last summer, my family and I traveled to the Poconos for a vacation. For logistical reasons, we planned to spend Shabbos by ourselves and without...
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