Prayer & Liturgy
The Jewish prayerbook is called the siddur, and it holds a myriad of prayers and blessings for everyday life, and special occasions. From eating a piece of bread, to saying the shema, to using the bathroom--the siddur guides you through your day and your life.Read more
Blessings used for food, Shabbat, and all occasions.
Turn everyday events into opportunities for spiritual awareness.
I have to eat in holiness and purity, because I am doing God's will by eating.
Texts, translations, and transliterations of blessings for everyday blessings and rituals.
Texts, translations, and transliterations of blessings for Shabbat and holidays.
The High Holiday prayer book emphasizes introspection, repentance, and the hope to be inscribed in the Book of Life.
The language of merciful Father can still speak to us on the Day of Judgment.
A religious poem that is meant to strike fear in us.
The evening service of Yom Kippur is named after this declaration.
Poetry permeates the High Holiday liturgy.
Moving from praise to petition to thanksgiving, the Amidah inculcates a sense of connection to God.
Three biblical passages work together to create a model for maintaining belief in God’s unity.
There are many versions of the Jewish 'mourner's prayer.'
A popular prayer with a controversial history.
A formal call to worship.
Is the siddur a holy text or crib notes for a conversation with God?
Jewish prayerbooks today are easy on the eye, but they challenge the heart and mind.
Editors of siddurim (prayer books) have included a variety of bonus materials.
The prayer book for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
By Hayim Halevy Donin