Why this central part of the Torah is not in our daily liturgy.
Sometimes not understanding the words can actually enhance the experience of prayer.
The texts and practices of prayer, while broadly common to all Jewish communities, vary according to local customs, ethnic origins, and ideologies.
A religious poem recited on the High Holidays that is meant to strike fear in us.
Commentaries on the three paragraphs of the Shema read Jewish concepts both out of and into the text.
An overview of the texts that guide Jewish worship.
Jewish liturgy encourages spiritual preparation prior to the main section of the morning service.