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We in America just lost our honor in Afghanistan

We in America just lost our honor in Afghanistan

Pray for the souls of the heroes killed in Kabul last week who embodied what America once stood for: Honor and devotion to country. Op-ed.Alan Bergstein, 01/09/2021 08:52
It's not about me

It's not about me

Why don't we ask forgiveness for our personal sins on Rosh Hashana if it is the Day of Judgment?Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 22/08/2021 21:18
A primer: Blessings over food, after food, and prayers

A primer: Blessings over food, after food, and prayers

Every time a Jew eats, the blessings he recites both before and after infuse him with the centrality of the Land of Israel., 01/08/2021 07:49
Making meaning: Tisha B’Av and connecting to Zionism

Making meaning: Tisha B’Av and connecting to Zionism

When we challenge ourselves to be better people and reconnect with God, we also come closer to living peacefully with each other. Op-ed.Julianna Bat-Simeon, 10/07/2021 23:59
Giving thanks at the Kotel

Giving thanks at the Kotel

Should there be a mass thanksgiving prayer of all those who survived corona?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 27/04/2021 17:00
Church of England: Prayer booklet 'not intended' to be Christian seder

Church of England: Prayer booklet 'not intended' to be Christian seder

Church of England sorry for prayer booklet that resembles Passover Haggadah.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/04/2021 08:02
This Passover, a song of thanks

This Passover, a song of thanks

What do we need more these days than the protection and blessing of God, peace between us, peace with our neighbors, peace with our world?Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, 31/03/2021 08:50
Psalm 104: God's Messengers

Psalm 104: God's Messengers

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism. "In service to G-d, we can be both messengers and servants."Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 17/03/2021 15:54
Pray, then act - or act, then pray?

Pray, then act - or act, then pray?

Before prayer can be effective – one must first show Hashem that one hears the message.Shmuel Sackett, 02/02/2021 22:48
The servant and the Minister

The servant and the Minister

Thoughts from Israel's first Chief Rabbi and iconic leader of Religious Zionism: Should we serve G-d with our intellect or our heart?Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 11/01/2021 13:06
Women of the Wall file suit against Western Wall Rabbi Rabinovitch

Women of the Wall file suit against Western Wall Rabbi Rabinovitch

Two representatives of the organization filed suit on account of a body search last Kislev.Shlomo Witty, 07/01/2021 16:23
Watch: US House invocation ends with "Amen and Awomen"

Watch: US House invocation ends with "Amen and Awomen"

U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. ended his invocation in bizarre fashion by suggesting 'amen' is sexist.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/01/2021 18:44
Rectify the Tefilla for Tzahal

Rectify the Tefilla for Tzahal

When this prayer is being read, 'and in all they turn they should be successful', I quietly add 'only against our enemies.' OpinionRabbi Chananya Weissman, 29/12/2020 18:34
Lockdown eased for Christians; prayer up to 100 people together

Lockdown eased for Christians; prayer up to 100 people together

Coronavirus Cabinet approves special reliefs for Christian houses of worship. Synagogues on Yom Kippur had much stricter restrictions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2020 14:53
Teaching our children to mean it

Teaching our children to mean it

We want our children to fulfill God's commands with feeling. How can we help them achieve that?Rabbi Reuven Spolter, 05/12/2020 19:47
For whom are we praying?

For whom are we praying?

The way that Rivka and Yitzchak's prayers were answered teaches us that G-d has His own accounting when it comes to prayer.Rabbi Shlomo Sobol, 19/11/2020 21:00
Psalm 26: Two levels of love

Psalm 26: Two levels of love

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi, the iconic leader of Religious Zionism: Love is bound to our self, but love of G-d transcends self.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 14/11/2020 21:00
How could Abraham pray for the wicked people of Sodom?

How could Abraham pray for the wicked people of Sodom?

Rabbi Dessler: If they were allowed to remain alive, they would surely continue to transgress.Danny Ginsbourg, 06/11/2020 11:00
World Organization of Orthodox Synagogues outlines plan for winter prayers

World Organization of Orthodox Synagogues outlines plan for winter prayers

Even after synagogues reopen, it remains preferable to pray outdoors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/10/2020 11:08
Psalm 95: Bowing Before Our Maker

Psalm 95: Bowing Before Our Maker

Israel's first Chief Rabbi and the iconic leader of Religious Zionism on controlling the soul's emotions.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 24/10/2020 21:02
Not alone in Elul: Singles walk through history

Not alone in Elul: Singles walk through history

As a single, you have prayed deeply for years. A trip to Shilo, where Chana prayed alone and was answered, has special meaning.Op-edJuliette Lawrence, 17/09/2020 23:59
For Elul: Psalm 27- Tenacious prayer

For Elul: Psalm 27- Tenacious prayer

Torah from Israel's first Chief Rabbi: The essence of prayer is incremental.Rabbi Avraham HaCohen Kook, 06/09/2020 11:26
Rejoicing before G-d

Rejoicing before G-d

Rejoicing before God is done intellectually and existentially – through prayer and Torah study.Torah MiTzion, 06/09/2020 11:00
Be silent and listen

Be silent and listen

The lockdown meant that we could listen to the poetry and passion of the prayers. And prayer is about listening, not just speaking.Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 03/09/2020 09:00
Ki Tavo: How good is our portion

Ki Tavo: How good is our portion

Philosopher Franz Rosenzweig describing the joyous praying in a hasidic synagogue in Warsaw: “I have never heard such praying.”Larry Domnitch, 03/09/2020 08:15
Prayer to come to the Land of Israel

Prayer to come to the Land of Israel

Ths may be the most important prayer you say in your life.Tzvi Fishman, 29/07/2020 11:50
Does The New York Times boycott God?

Does The New York Times boycott God?

God has been around a lot longer than all the other things columnists write about, so why did the NYT ignore my article about Him? Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 15/07/2020 22:24
Prayer between the walls

Prayer between the walls

On the prayers born out of our seclusion in our homes, and the act of praying against the wall.Dr. Yair Lipshitz, 01/07/2020 19:16
The Jewish Response to the tragic death of George Floyd

The Jewish Response to the tragic death of George Floyd

It doesn’t matter how angry you are there is nothing that can justify crime. And it is the government's job to protect us, not stand aside.Rabbi Ben Tzion Krasnianski, 15/06/2020 16:07
Watch: Yehuda Glick holds global prayer from Temple Mount with Christian leaders

Watch: Yehuda Glick holds global prayer from Temple Mount with Christian leaders

Glick: 'USA was always Israel's greatest ally! Now, while our closest friend is going through time of crisis - we will stand by their side!'Mordechai Sones, 04/06/2020 16:18
Every day a Day of Judgment: Humbled in our moment of Covid-19

Every day a Day of Judgment: Humbled in our moment of Covid-19

During the past “Covid weeks” a phrase from the Tachanun sums up our current state: 'We do not know what we can do.'Rabbi Eliyahu Safran, 04/05/2020 10:14
Video: First ever joint global prayer from Jerusalem

Video: First ever joint global prayer from Jerusalem

Chief Rabbis of Israel and leaders from other religions gather in joint prayer – composed specially in light of coronavirus crisis.Yoni Kempinski, 22/04/2020 14:59
Eli Schwebel - Nodeh Lecha coronavirus recovery gratitude prayer

Eli Schwebel - Nodeh Lecha coronavirus recovery gratitude prayer

Schwebel was hospitalized with coronavirus. After he recovered he recorded a song which was "upgraded" with the help of his musician friendsArutz Sheva, 09/04/2020 22:37
Now more than ever, 'prayer is the highest form of existence'

Now more than ever, 'prayer is the highest form of existence'

"Prepare my Prayer" is a spiritual, emotive and also practical how-to guide for ascending in one's level of prayer and making each word count, reassuring comfort that G-d is with us and we must search for Him always, even if He seems far away. Rochel Sylvetsky, 27/03/2020 13:01
Live: World Bnei Akiva Musical Hallel prayer

Live: World Bnei Akiva Musical Hallel prayer

World Bnei Akiva holds special prayer event as world grapples with coronavirus crisis.Arutz Sheva, 26/03/2020 16:08
Yeshiva students organize global online prayer against Covid-19

Yeshiva students organize global online prayer against Covid-19

"We decided we could try and unite like the people of Israel have never united before.”Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/03/2020 10:02
Mass online prayer against coronavirus

Mass online prayer against coronavirus

Mass prayer vigil with Former Chief Rabbi of Israel and IDF Chief Cantor streamed live.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/03/2020 21:18
Chief Rabbi composes special prayer to halt plague

Chief Rabbi composes special prayer to halt plague

Prayer should be said when Holy Ark is opened on Shabbat, Mondays, and Thursdays when the Torah is read publicly.Mordechai Sones, 05/03/2020 14:19
Italian rabbis publish prayer for well-being of coronavirus patients

Italian rabbis publish prayer for well-being of coronavirus patients

Rabbis in Italy, home to Europe's largest outbreak of coronavirus, compose prayer for victims.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 29/02/2020 23:43
Watch: Rep David Kustoff recites Shema at DC National Prayer Breakfast

Watch: Rep David Kustoff recites Shema at DC National Prayer Breakfast

Jewish representative from Tennessee explains importance of famous Jewish prayer at event attended by President Trump.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/02/2020 16:08
Praying for rain at the tomb of the Prophet Samuel

Praying for rain at the tomb of the Prophet Samuel

1500 elementary school students come to Samuel's Tomb for a day of prayer for rain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/11/2019 18:55
Praying for rain starts on Monday night

Praying for rain starts on Monday night

Monday night, as the 7th of Marcheshvan begins, we pray for the first time this year: “Bless this year and all its produce for the good for us, O Hashem our G-d, and grant dew and rain as a blessing on the face of the earth…” Daniel Pinner, 05/11/2019 08:01
Watch: Jews arrested on Temple Mount

Watch: Jews arrested on Temple Mount

Five worshipers arrested for praying on Temple Mount. Atty Nati Rom: 'Inconceivable that in our capital Jews cannot pray to their Creator.'Mordechai Sones, 31/10/2019 09:51
What gives Kol Nidre its unique power?

What gives Kol Nidre its unique power?

Why do Jews from all walks of life come to the Yom Kippur eve Kol Nidre service in awe? Rabbi Sacks' whattsapp messages on the Yom Kippur service: Kol Nidre, Avinu Malkeinu (Our Father, our King), Vidui (Confession), Mussaf and Neila (endng prayer).Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 08/10/2019 05:28
How does 'Modeh Ani' sound in Yiddish?

How does 'Modeh Ani' sound in Yiddish?

Singer Duvid Schwarcz creates Hasidic version of singer Omer Adam's popular song.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/09/2019 08:17
Listen: Mitzpe Yericho yeshiva's new pre-High Holiday single

Listen: Mitzpe Yericho yeshiva's new pre-High Holiday single

In honor of month of Elul, yeshiva releases song: "Hear our voice." Words taken from Shmona Esrei prayer, music by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/09/2019 09:17
Listen to King David's Psalms in the very place he composed them

Listen to King David's Psalms in the very place he composed them

Jeremy Gimpel composes and sings songs based on the Psalms in the very Judean mountains where King David wrote them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/08/2019 17:26
Modeh Ani: Don't wait to say thank you

Modeh Ani: Don't wait to say thank you

Rabbi Yitzchak Botton delves into the first words said in the morning and the importance of gratitude for every little thing in our lives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/08/2019 10:43
Shlach: A Talit Meditation

Shlach: A Talit Meditation

Two meditations fill our minds as we don the Talit in the morning.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 23/06/2019 11:05
Prayer for Jerusalem in communities worldwide

Prayer for Jerusalem in communities worldwide

This upcoming Shabbat, communities around the world will mark 'Jerusalem Day' by reciting a special prayer written by leading rabbis.Yoni Kempinski, 30/05/2019 04:44
Yad L'Achim accepting names: Reb Shayala of Kerestir's Yahrtzeit

Yad L'Achim accepting names: Reb Shayala of Kerestir's Yahrtzeit

Talmidei Chachamim, messengers of Yad L'Achim will be in Kerestir to daven for all names submitted.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2019 21:56
Women's prayer on Mount of Olives

Women's prayer on Mount of Olives

Thursday, April 4th women and girls will gather to pray on Mount of Olives with leaders and rabbis to beseech Creator for redemption.Mordechai Sones, 03/04/2019 00:12
Politician prays for Israel before Muslim lawmaker sworn in

Politician prays for Israel before Muslim lawmaker sworn in

'This is how I pray every day. I don't apologize ever for praying,' Pennsylvania State Rep. Borowicz says.Sara Rubenstein, 30/03/2019 23:18
Why does G-d have so many names?

Why does G-d have so many names?

If G-d is one, why does he have so many different names? Rabbi Yitzchak Botton explains in his book 'The Power of a Whisper.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/03/2019 20:28
Watch: Christians pray for return of slain IDF soldiers

Watch: Christians pray for return of slain IDF soldiers

Churches and Christian organizations around world join international initiative ahead of UN General Assembly opening session.Yoni Kempinski, 24/09/2018 22:28
Special Erev Yom Kippur prayer services at Jewish holy sites

Special Erev Yom Kippur prayer services at Jewish holy sites

Yad L'Achim to hold series of prayer services at holy sites from Meron to Tomb of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev in Ukraine., 18/09/2018 09:01
Happy New Year, my dear Jewish People

Happy New Year, my dear Jewish People

The Jewish People's existence reminds every human being of the inhumanity of the culture of death. The Jews, killed and persecuted, chose life. Giulio Meotti, 09/09/2018 11:51