Talmudic discussion of the liturgical use of Psalms 113-118 focuses on how the Psalms incorporate gratitude for God's past acts of salvation and confidence in God's future redemption of Israel.
It helps to know what lies behind the muted bindings and the denominational labels of today's wide array of possibilities.
A healing prayer for when a loved one is suffering.
The language of merciful Father can still speak to us on the Day of Judgment.
The High Holiday prayer book emphasize the themes of the Days of Awe — introspection and repentance
A prayer book for the High Holidays.
The internal and external structure of this carefully-crafted Psalm serves to reinforce its theme of praising God as the caring, divine ruler of all creation.
The Torah reading in most synagogues is inaccessible, the author says, and needs to be "livened up" through the use of drama and performance art.
The Torah is taken out during prayer services on Shabbat, Mondays and Thursdays.
The blessings that conclude the Amidah's center section emphasize God's redemption of Israel.