liturgy

Guide to Jewish Holiday Prayers

What liturgy goes with which holiday, and where you can find it.

Adapting the Sheva Brachot for Same-Sex Marriages

Tweaking the traditional rituals and blessings for LGBT wedding ceremonies.

Words to the Shema and Its Blessings

Text in English for the Shema and the three blessings that accompany it.

Tefilat Haderekh, The Traveler’s Prayer

A Jewish prayer that asks for a safe journey.

Kabbalat Shabbat

What happens during the Friday night prayer service.

Aleinu

A popular prayer with a controversial history.

Morning Blessings

A guide to the traditional Shachrit (morning) service.

Barekhu

The formal call to worship in morning and evening services.

Bedtime Shema

Asking God for peace and protection in this evening prayer.

Whatever Happened to the Ten Commandments?

Why this central part of the Torah is not in our daily liturgy.