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.
The complete text (in English) for this Yom Kippur reading.
Yom Kippur Morning Torah Reading. Yom Kippur Services. Yom Kippur in the Community.
Yizkor and Memory, The Purpose of Memory. Jewish Memorial Service. Jewish Holiday Prayers.
Liturgy, Tradition, and Change
The rhythm of Jewish life is determined by its calendar. Jewish existence is given structure and meaning by the passage of time. There are rituals, celebrations, and holidays that are observed on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.