Why Israel’s decision to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel is actually a defeat
In ‘Son of Saul,’ actor Géza Röhrig defies our every expectation of a Holocaust movie hero
Making sense of a translation of Rabbi Yisrael ben Moshe Najara’s ‘Yanuv Pi,’ which proposes a solution
Seeking a morning prayer service? Head to the rear car of the train.
Hi-tech fix will alert users to prayer times and locate kosher food
It took years for me to recognize my OCD, and even longer to keep it from interfering with my religious observance
I am having trouble having a baby—but I don’t want you to intercede, thank you very much
After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words
When our baby had heart surgery, my wife asked me to put on tefillin. I did, for the first time in years, but not the last.
I pray with angry, damaged, and difficult men. I stay because they’re like my brothers. And because sometimes they change.
I had to lie about my religion to enter the kingdom on business, but I would continue to daven every morning in secret
An American explains why she’s flying halfway around the world to join Women of the Wall for their 25th anniversary Kotel prayer group
Every night, I took part in a prayer group to help a sick child and her family. But I’m the one who ended up transformed.
The poem ‘Unetaneh Tokef’ reminds us that we can change our own character, even if we cannot completely control our future
In a congregation that didn’t focus on God, I discovered the value of reciting prayers I don’t believe
As a doctor, I know there’s a power higher than me. That’s why I pray every day for the people I’m treating.
At the Western Wall, the latest incarnation of an ancient Jewish battle between tradition and modernity
As we endure a season of destructive storms and surging seas, why on earth would we pray for rain?
Prayer shouldn’t be a spectator sport. So why do so many shuls insist that congregants sit in silence?
I used to love putting on tefillin every day, but as I got older, I lost my faith. Now they sit on my shelf.
From chanting at the Western Wall to saying Kaddish, several organizations offer to pray on your behalf, for a fee they claim to donate to charity. Is a farmed-out prayer as effective as a personal one?
This coming Sunday marks Mother’s Day. Instead of flowers or treats, a writer offers up some decidedly unconventional prayer.
Though he won’t be joining you
Part 2: Their passports confiscated while awaiting trial, the Israelis adjust to life in Goa
After starting his own prayer group, Elie Kaunfer is teaching others to do the same
A Wikipedia-style siddur is revolutionizing the world of prayerbooks
Plus prayers on a plane, old Amsterdam beats New Amsterdam, and more
Zev Chafets attempts to discover the way to pray
Rabbis and kabbalists take a ‘prayer flight’ over Israel to stop swine flu
Offending (and befriending) Christians, disputed vineyards, and a Baltimore blog