Evidence from Qumran shows that the medieval debate about the order of biblical passages in tefillin has ancient roots.
Clothing & Appearance
The details of this precept, using powerful symbols of allegiance to divine law and of membership in the Jewish religious community, have been subject to many interpretations.
A selection of piyyutim from the Rosh Hashanah Amidah
The internal and external structure of this carefully-crafted Psalm serves to reinforce its theme of praising God as the caring, divine ruler of all creation.
Comment from the Zohar on Psalm 100 about praying with tears.
The Torah reading in most synagogues is inaccessible, the author says, and needs to be "livened up" through the use of drama and performance art.
The blessings that conclude the Amidah's center section emphasize God's redemption of Israel.
The structure of these three blessings reflects the historical progress from creation to revelation to redemption.
The three paragraphs of the Shema can be interpreted allegorically by connecting each of the three paragraphs to a different stage of a growing, loving relationship.
The very structure of the normal Jewish blessing formula (Barukh Atah…) reflects the tension of recognizing and responding to God's immanence and transcendance.
How the balance of Keva (routine) and Kavanah (intention) inform Judaism and the thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel.
Sukkot Haftarah for First Day. Sukkot Prayer Services. Sukkot in the Community.