Tag: Praying

Praying for a Miracle

ain somchin al ha’nes — praying for a miracle Rashi quotes from Chazal that Leah was supposed to have another son, but given that there were going to be only 12 shevatim, she realized that if she has a baby boy, it would mean that Rachel would be the […]

Saturday Sabbath prayers

Saturday (Shabbat) 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 derek ha’teshuvah. Hear now and do, Yisra’el! YHVH our ELOHIYM, YHVH, is one. And you shall love […]

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 […]

The Baladi-rite Prayer

The Baladi-rite Prayer English Translation Original Hebrew Lord, open Thou my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise. אֲדֹנָי שְׂפָתַי תִּפתָּח וּפִי יַגִּיד תְּהִלָתֶךָ Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God and God of our fathers, God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, mighty, […]

The Kotel-The Western Wall

  Question: Does the Kotel (Western Wall) have any special sanctity? Answer: Our Sages (Midrash Shemot Rabba, Parasha 2) taught: “Hashem’s divine presence has never moved from the western wall of the Holy Temple.” Our Sages added, “The verse states, ‘Behold, he stands behind our wall’-this refers to […]

New Prayer Bulletin

NEW PRAYER BULLETIN: PAKISTAN: MORE APPEALS October 08, 2014 Dear Friends: A new Prayer Bulletin entitled “Pakistan: More Appeals” has been added. Asia Bibi’s appellate hearing scheduled for Sept. 9, 2014, was again postponed, this time at the request of her husband, Ashiq Masih. Asia Bibi was arrested […]

Erev Yom Kippur

The Mitzvah to Eat on Erev Yom Kippur The Torah (Vayikra 23) states: “And you shall oppress yourselves on the ninth of the month at night,” meaning that the obligation to fast on Yom Kippur begins from the night of the tenth of Tishrei. Our Sages (Berachot 8a) […]

Nishmath Kol Hai

Nishmath Kol Hai – The Breath of Every Living Thing, is one of the more beautiful liturgies recited on the Sabbath day, and dates back to the 1st century CE: Nishmath Kol Hai – The Breath of Every Living Thing נִשְׁמַת כָּל חַי תְּבָרֵךְ אֶת שִׁמְךָ יְיָ’ אֱלֹהֵינוּ […]