Category Archives: Jewish prayer

The Levers Called Prayer

If ever you want candies galore The place to head to is a candy store Rows and rows of jars and bins All with yummy candies withinBut, wait, my friend, how do you go about Making sure the candies slide … Continue reading

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Mizbayach Ha’Zahav – the Golden Altar

Chapter 27 The Altar – for the courtyard There were two Mizbachos/altars in the Mishkan.  One was outside, filled with earth, on which the animals were brought as Karbanos.  It was made of Nechoshes – copper.  Inside the Tabernacle was … Continue reading

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Perek Shira -The Snail Sings (and hides)

[continuing on in Perek Shira, we hear the snail sing a verse from Psalms (58:9) that talks about how our exile will melt away…] Because there are many dangers in which a snail could be found The snail goes about lugging his … Continue reading

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Why G-d Loves Prayers of Righteous

In previous Torah portions, we learned of the childlessness of Yitzchok and Rivka.  We are taught they did not have children right away, just as Sara.  And in this week’s Torah portion, we learn that Rochel did not have children … Continue reading

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YAAKOV’S PRAYER – the challenge to staying on the good and true

Yaakov, having run away from danger, is heading to his future and to his marriage.  On the way, he dreams a dream, one in which G-d reassures him that all will be well in the end, for him and for … Continue reading

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Parshas Eschanan (Shema) and Haftorah of Nachamu (and stars)

This week’s Parsha is Eschanan and has the Shema, the declaration a Jew says from birth to death, morning, afternoon and evening.  We declare we know that G-d is infinite and ONE and that all His ways of manifesting in … Continue reading

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The Owl Gives a Hoot About Us — Perek Shira

[continuing in Perek Shira, the Song of the Universe, we come to the Ritzeefee, an owl, and find out what they give a hoot about.] When the world is asleep, you can hear the Shechina weep From behind the Western … Continue reading

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