Posts Tagged ‘ god ’

What’s In God’s Tefillin?

June 25, 2014
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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

Tefillin, or phylacteries, are the black leather straps and boxes that are worn on the head and on the arm during weekday morning prayers. Madonna puts them on with her teeth. Barbie has a pair. Once on a plane they were mistaken for a bomb. But tefillin have an even greater claim to fame: even God…

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What Does the Master of the Universe Pray For?

March 5, 2014
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What Does God Pray For?

Humans pray for all kinds of things: food, water, health, a good grade on a spelling…

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@DailyHillulah

July 31, 2012
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meron_hp

How many righteous people can you name? A hundred? Fifty? When Abraham played that game with…

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The Secret Jewish Burial Society

June 20, 2012
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secret

The hevra kadisha, or “holy fraternity,” is a group…

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The Last Battle

January 25, 2012
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Lev-Beh-Ziz

The End of Days occupies a much more central place…

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Praying in the Fields

December 29, 2011
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In the sixteenth century, kabbalists living in Safed developed an elaborate ritual…

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The Physics of God

August 22, 2011
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Feynman

“While you’re talking, you’re not learning anything,” Richard…

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Amen

August 4, 2011
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amen

The word amen is Hebrew, dating back to the Book of Numbers–but…

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This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Shema

July 15, 2011
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cover-eyes

The prayer known as the Shema, the six-word proclamation…

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God Is Great (and I’m Not)

June 22, 2011
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god

Sometimes, a spiritual search can be as hard…

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