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A Prayer of Gratitude for the National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Rabbi Sharon Brous offered this prayer at the 2018 opening of a memorial to African-American victims of slavery and racial segregation.

Siddur Contents: Shabbat & Holiday Liturgy

A guide to the prayerbook and the standard service.

Where to Stream High Holiday Services

How to watch Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur prayer services online.

How to Find a Mahzor (High Holiday Prayer Book)

Options for purchasing printed books and downloading free PDFs.

Rosh Hashanah Musaf: A Call to Change Your Life

The Rosh Hashanah Musaf is the core of the service — and where we find its most iconic prayers and resonant themes.

When Prayer Fails Us

Tisha B'Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, is testament to the failure of prayer to avert national catastrophe.

How to Acquire the Right Mental State for Prayer

The pursuit of proper kavanah, the Hebrew term for directed attention, has long concerned Jewish thinkers.

Elohai Neshama: Breathing the Soul Alive

The simple words of this traditional morning blessing draw us back to the dawn of our mythic creation.