Praying with Tears

Psalm 100 is said on weekday mornings as part of Pesukei D’Zimra, the preliminary blessings and psalms. This translation is reprinted from Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan’s anthology of sayings about prayer, A Call to the Infinite, It is written, “Serve God with gladness, come before Him with the song” (Psalms 100:2). No sadness may be shown. What if a person feels pain and anguish? He cannot rejoice in his … Continue reading Praying with Tears

Common Prayer Words

Fifty of the most frequent Hebrew words that appear in the siddur. By MJL Staff Understanding traditional Jewish prayers may seem impossible if you don’t speak Hebrew. But knowing some key words can help you follow along and get the basic meaning of much of the liturgy. The following 50 words are some of the most common words found in Jewish prayers. We’ve included the … Continue reading Common Prayer Words