Communal Prayer

Isn't it better to pray alone, without distractions?

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A folk etymology understands the [consonant] letters of the word tzibbur, "community," as representing the [initials of] the words tzaddikim ("righteous"); beinonim ("average"); resha'im ("wicked"). It takes all sorts to make a Jewish community as it takes all sorts to make a world.

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Rabbi Louis Jacobs

Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs (1920-2006) was a Masorti rabbi, the first leader of Masorti Judaism (also known as Conservative Judaism) in the United Kingdom, and a leading writer and thinker on Judaism.