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Jewish Prayers and Liturgy 101

An overview of the texts that guide Jewish worship.

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Daily Prayer: Shachrit, Mincha and Maariv

What distinguishes the three services from one another?

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How to Choose a Siddur, or Jewish Prayer Book

It helps to know what lies behind the muted bindings and the denominational labels of today's wide array of possibilities.

Birkat Hagomel, a Jewish Prayer of Gratitude

A prayer said after recovering from a serious illness or surviving a dangerous journey.

The Shehechiyanu Blessing

A blessing that gives thanks to God for enabling us to experience a new or special occasion.

Common Prayer Words

50 of the most frequent Hebrew words that appear in the siddur.

How to Have an Aliyah

What you should know before you're called to the Torah.

The Nigun

A mystical musical prayer introduced by Hasidic Judaism.

Jewish Prayer for the Sick: Mi Sheberakh

A healing prayer for when a loved one is suffering.

Guide to the Synagogue Sanctuary, From Ark to Yad

An introduction to the parts that make up a synagogue sanctuary.

The Mourner’s Kaddish, a Memorial Prayer in Praise of God

What you need to know about this Jewish prayer recited in memory of the dead.

The Shema

An affirmation of God’s singularity, its daily recitation is regarded by traditionally observant Jews as a biblical commandment.

How to Find a Mahzor (High Holiday Prayer Book)

Options for purchasing printed books and downloading free PDFs.

Highlights of the Shabbat Morning Synagogue Service

The major parts of the Saturday morning service.