A Moving Minyan on the Commute to Tel Aviv

Seeking a morning prayer service? Head to the rear car of the train.

An Apple Watch App for Observant Jews

Hi-tech fix will alert users to prayer times and locate kosher food

Obsessive. Compulsive. And Orthodox.

It took years for me to recognize my OCD, and even longer to keep it from interfering with my religious observance

Don’t Pray for Me or My Unborn Children

I am having trouble having a baby—but I don’t want you to intercede, thank you very much

Why I Stopped Saying the Unetaneh Tokef, and Why I’m Ready To Say It Again

After my mother died, I couldn’t recite the High Holiday prayer anymore—until I gained a new understanding of its words

A Father’s Prayer for His Newborn Daughter—and for Himself

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.

A Congregation Can Be Like a Family—for Better, and for Worse

I pray with angry, damaged, and difficult men. I stay because they’re like my brothers. And because sometimes they change.

In Saudi Arabia, a Muslim Call to Prayer Inspires Jewish Prayer—in Private

I had to lie about my religion to enter the kingdom on business, but I would continue to daven every morning in secret

Wearing My Father’s Tallit at the Western Wall for Me, and for My Daughter

An American explains why she’s flying halfway around the world to join Women of the Wall for their 25th anniversary Kotel prayer group

How Praying Together Can Offer Hope—Even When Prayers Aren’t Answered

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.

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