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Pesukei d'Zimra

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Pesukei d'Zimra: (lit. “verses of praise”); the bracket of passages of praise, mainly from Psalms, which appear early in the morning services, opening with Baruch SheAmar and closing with Yishtabach
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Ashrei (13)
Verses of Praise--The Prayer of Pesukei d'Zimra
There is a big castle that is surrounded by thorn bushes that we need to chop down in order to clear our path to get inside. The verses of praise, ‘pesukei d'zimra’, are those prayers that help us "chop down" and clear away all those external barriers tha...
Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 13
The second section of prayer is called Pesukei D’zimra, or Verses of Song, primarily comprised of Psalms praising G-d in creation. We begin with the blessing of Baruch She’amar describing how G-d created the world through speech and the attribute of kings...
Understanding Prayer
In this class we examine the deeper meaning and messages behind the various prayers describing the Temple service, as well as the many prayers expressing our praise and gratitude to G-d, which lead up to the Shema prayer.
This class discusses the deeper reason and significance to the section of prayer called p’sukei d’zimrah – verses of praise.
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Examining questions raised by opponents to Chassidism
The class discusses the issue of whether it’s appropriate to skip prayers in order to daven with a minyan.
Rise and Climb
It’s time to climb a ladder, to ascend to the heavenly spheres and fortify our sensitivity for G‑d and spirituality. After this daily booster we descend, equipped to tackle the day and the struggles it will present . . .
Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 17
The primary focus of the Ashrei prayer is the verse in which we acknowledge and request that G-d provide sustenance to all living beings. In this lesson we peel away at the layers of meaning in the central theme of Ashrei.
Discussions on Prayer, Lesson 16
The popular Ashrei prayer is arranged according to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. In this lesson we proceed to uncover the deeper meaning of the verses.
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