morning service

Three Jewish Blessings to Start Your Day

What to say first thing in the morning.

Modeh Ani: It’s Not Just About Gratitude

The first prayer traditionally recited upon awakening in the morning is commonly translated as "I thank you," but that's not all it means.

How to Remain True to God — And Each Other

The morning blessing Yotzer Or teaches something fundamental about the Jewish conception of God, and the key to successful human relationships.

How to Say Modeh Ani

This prayer traditionally recited immediately upon awakening thanks God for the return of the soul.

Modeh Ani: Beginning the Day with Gratitude

Starting the day with gratefulness opens the heart to the blessing of wonder.

Morning Blessings

A guide to the traditional Shachrit (morning) service.


Confessing your sins every day, twice a day, for the rest of your life.