daily prayer

How to Say the Kedushah Prayer

This prayer is traditionally recited as part of the repetition of the Amidah.

How to Say the Blessing Over the Tallit

This benediction is recited as one dons a prayer shawl in preparation for prayer.

How to Say Sim Shalom

This prayer for peace is the last blessing of the Amidah.

How to Say Aleinu

This prayer is traditionally recited at the close of Jewish prayer services.

How to Say the Shema

This prayer is the quintessential Jewish declaration of faith.

Thank You For Not Making Me A Gentile

How a convert came to embrace Judaism's most controversial blessing.

The Theater of Prayer

How approaching the siddur like an actor handles a script can deepen the prayer experience.

Does God Need Our Prayers?

In a word, yes -- but not in the way most people think.

Pesukei d’Zimra: Preparing Us for Prayer

These "verses of praise" seek to reorient us away from egocentrism.

Birkot Hashachar: Giving Thanks Each Morning

This series of blessings are a beautiful expression of gratitude for the opportunity of experiencing another day.