Pray

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.

The Traveler’s Prayer: What You Say Along the Way

In Judaism, it is the journey, not the destination, that matters.

How Can I Pray If I Don’t Believe The Words?

Prayer is not a statement of belief, but a literary creation -- with all the power, nuance and complexity of literary creations.

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?

Highlights of the Shabbat Morning Synagogue Service

The major parts of the Saturday morning service.

Tefilat Haderech, 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.

Saying Kaddish Without a Minyan?

In the time of the coronavirus, Jewish communities cannot form prayer quorums in person to say the mourner’s prayer — but here's what they can do.