What Does ‘Amen’ Mean?
As in other faith traditions, saying amen indicates the speaker affirms the truth of what was said.
A Jewish Prayer for Juneteenth
Juneteenth is an American holiday celebrating the end of slavery. This prayer reflects on the core story of the Jewish ...
Who Taught You to Pray?
Prayer is a natural part of human existence, requiring neither a belief system nor even instruction about how to do it.
Why Music is Fundamental to Jewish Prayer
Jewish tradition teaches that music unlocks the door to divine connection.
Psalm 23: Who Walks in the Valley of the Shadow of Death?
These words are commonly understood as reassurance that God accompanies us in our darkest moments, but some ancient rabbis understood them differently.
Viha’arev Nah: Multiple Doorways Into Torah
This short prayer hints at the various ways we encounter Judaism's foundational text.
Why Do Jews Pray in the Plural?
Jewish liturgy is almost always written in the plural form. Here's why.
Praying for a Rebuilt and Redeemed Jerusalem
The 14th and 15th blessings of the Amidah pose some difficult theological questions.