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

Today’s Prayer

Tuesday morning prayer Shema, Yisra’el! YHVH ELOHAYNU YHVH echad.  U’ahavtah YHVH ELOHAYCHA, v’kole levav’cha, v’kole nefeshcah, v’kole meod’cha; v’ahav’cha l’reacha kemo’cha. Baruch atah ADONAI ELOHAYNU, melek ha’olam, asher natan lanu simcha YHVH, v’ha’tiferah EASHOA, v’berekah shel ha’RUACH HA’QODESH. Hear now and do, Yisra’el! YHVH our ELOHIYM, YHVH, is one.  And you shall love YHVH your ELOHIYM, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with … Continue reading Today’s Prayer