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The very beginning of the formal prayer service starts with ‘Hodu’, a prayer of song and praise. Rabbi Kaplan presents a general outline of the structure and sections of Tefillah, which provides insight into why we begin specifically with Hodu.

The Official Beginning

The Official Beginning

Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 10

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The Official Beginning : Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 10

The very beginning of the formal prayer service starts with ‘Hodu’, a prayer of song and praise. Rabbi Kaplan presents a general outline of the structure and sections of Tefillah, which provides insight into why we begin specifically with Hodu.
Siddur: Hodu
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Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan is the Director of Lubavitch of Maryland. He is a board member of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of Chabad-Lubavitch.
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