Jewish Prayer

Counting the Solitude

Modelled on the Jewish practice of counting the Omer, this prayer is for those counting their days in quarantine or lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic.

Havdalah: Celebrating the Uniqueness of the Jewish people

Reveling in uniqueness is wonderful, proclaiming superiority is not.

Full Text of Modim

The Modim prayer, part of the Amidah, in Hebrew, English and transliteration.

Complete text of Ein Kamocha

Hebrew, English translation, and transliteration for the prayer recited as the Torah is removed from the ark.

Full Text of Al Hanisim for Hanukkah

The complete text of Al Hanisim for Hanukkah in Hebrew, English, and transliteration.

Birkat Hagomel: A Blessing For Coming through Trauma — and Prevailing

This prayer expresses gratitude for the miracle of healing and full restoration to life.

Complete Text of Yigdal

The famous thirteen articles of Jewish faith, sung in many congregations at the close of Shabbat services, in Hebrew, transliteration, and English translation.

Yigdal Orders the World

A prayer that seems to be about certainty turns out to actually be all about doubt and the limits of our own knowledge.

Complete Text of Ashrei

The Talmud teaches that one who recites Ashrei three times daily is guaranteed a place in the World to Come.

Eileh Ezkarah for Pittsburgh

A prayer for the eleven Jews massacred on October 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life synagogue.