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.
Commentaries on the three paragraphs of the Shema read Jewish concepts both out of and into the text.
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.
Different versions and parallels from classical sources and manuscripts provide an interesting perspective on this controversial blessing.
With introductory blessings and psalms, the creators of the Jewish prayer service created a model that allowed for spiritual preparation prior to the main section of the morning service.