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Jewish Prayer: How do we converse with God? When is the proper time to do so? What's the objective? Explore the world of Jewish prayers -- as illuminated by the teachings of kabbalah and chassidism.

Jewish Prayer - Prayer in Judaism

Jewish Prayer - Prayer in Judaism

Tefillah: Reconnecting. Refocusing. Rejuvenating.


Jewish prayer is G‑d’s way of telling the Jewish people, “speak to Me and I will listen.” Three times a day, Jews pray to G‑d, thanking Him, praising Him, and beseeching Him for personal requests. Often conducted in synagogue, but also taking place in private homes, airports or offices, prayer is a time to step back and reflect. The prayer services contain the Shema, the Silent Prayer (Amidah), Torah reading and more. In a unique mix of communal ritual and private devotion, Jewish prayer is described by the sages as the quintessential “service of the heart.” More…

Each Prayer -- and Each Story -- as Unique as the Circumstance that Elicited it...
Jewish Prayers
Selected prayers for various occasions: Grace after meals, blessings, prayers to be recited at the gravesite of the righteous and more
Listen to Liturgy
Listen to a selection of prayers, Grace after Meals, Shabbat hymns, and more
The Synagogue
Get a glimpse of the basic prayers, the Torah reading and take a tour of what the Synagogue includes,