Posts Tagged ‘ prayer ’

Why Jews Used to Spit in Shul

November 19, 2015
By
spittoon

The list of what you cannot do in a synagogue is prodigious—from clapping and smoking to futzing with the change in your pocket. But what you won’t find on that list is spitting. In fact, in many Orthodox congregations, spitting is quite encouraged, and we can thank a certain prayer…

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When Jesus Said The Shema

August 19, 2015
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When Jesus Said The Shema

So you’ve heard of the Shema, right? The most important prayer in Judaism? Traditionally recited…

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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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The Google Glass Goes Jewish

August 22, 2013
By
jewglass

It seems like Jewish apps have existed as…

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American (Jewish) Idol

March 1, 2013
By
jewishstar-judges

Do you ever catch yourself watching American Idol and wishing…

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Barukh Ata Jewniverse

August 31, 2012
By
weekday-prayer

Check out these great examples of the wild…

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Do Jews Meditate?

February 15, 2012
By
shabbat-meditation

How did the prophets of the Bible receive their prophecy? Aryeh Kaplan,…

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Praying in the Fields

December 29, 2011
By
praying

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

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“Shema” for Deaf People

October 24, 2011
By
sign-shema

The Shema is the most important six-word liturgical formula in…

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Who Shall I Fear

September 20, 2011
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From the beginning of the month of Elul until the…

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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
By
cover-eyes

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

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