Sarah Wolf

Sarah Wolf is an assistant professor of Talmud and rabbinics at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.


Articles by Sarah Wolf

How to Say Netilat Yadayim

This blessing is recited after ritually washing one's hands.

How to Say Avinu Malkeinu

This prayer invoking God as "Our Father, Our King" is recited on the Jewish High Holidays.

How to Say Birkat Hamazon (Grace After Meals)

This blessing of thanksgiving is said after completing a meal.

How to Say El Maleh Rahamim

This prayer asking God to grant rest to departed souls is often recited at funerals.

How to Say Yigdal

This hymn, based on Maimonides' 13 principles of faith, is often sung at the conclusion of Friday night services.

How to Say the Kedushah Prayer

This prayer is traditionally recited as part of the repetition of the Amidah.

How to Say the Blessing Over the Tallit

This benediction is recited as one dons a prayer shawl in preparation for prayer.

How to Say Sim Shalom

This prayer for peace is the last blessing of the Amidah.

How to Say Aleinu

This prayer is traditionally recited at the close of Jewish prayer services.

How to Say the Blessing Over Shabbat Candles

This blessing is recited after the lighting of candles on Friday night.