Pray

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.

Jewish Prayers and Liturgy 101

An overview of the texts that guide Jewish worship.

Siddur Contents: Shabbat & Holiday Liturgy

A guide to the prayerbook and the standard service.

Al Hanisim: A Holiday Prayer of Thanks for Everyday Miracles

Why does the prayer recited on Hanukkah fail to make any mention of the holiday's central miracle?

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.

Tefilat Haderekh, The Traveler’s Prayer

A Jewish prayer that asks for a safe journey.

What Is the Kiddush?

Sanctifying Sabbath and holidays, with special blessings over wine.

Shabbat Liturgy

A guide to Shabbat services and what makes them unique.

Yizkor: The Jewish Memorial Service

Yizkor is recited four times a year during holiday synagogue services.

Jewish Liturgy

It's not just what you do in synagogue.