Editors of siddurim (prayer books) have included a variety of bonus materials.
A guide to Shabbat services and what makes them unique.
Israelis and liberal Jews observe fewer days for some holidays than traditional Diaspora Jews.
Creative ways that fulfill the religious obligation to have fun.
What to expect and how to behave at a bar/bat mitzvah service.
The unique New Year prayers vividly recall the major themes of the holiday.
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.
The drama of the service draws upon imagery from Israel's history of wandering in the Sinai wilderness to the worship at the Temple in Jerusalem.
Moving from praise to petition to thanksgiving, the Amidah inculcates a sense of connection to God.
A guide to the prayerbook and the standard service.