Our Waterlogged Prayers

As we endure a season of destructive storms and surging seas, why on earth would we pray for rain?

Make Some Noise in Synagogue

Prayer shouldn’t be a spectator sport. So why do so many shuls insist that congregants sit in silence?

Taking Off My Tefillin

I used to love putting on tefillin every day, but as I got older, I lost my faith. Now they sit on my shelf.

Pay to Pray

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?

Family Plea

This coming Sunday marks Mother’s Day. Instead of flowers or treats, a writer offers up some decidedly unconventional prayer.

Hitchens Welcomes Your Prayers

Though he won’t be joining you

Lost in Goa

Part 2: Their passports confiscated while awaiting trial, the Israelis adjust to life in Goa

Minyan Man

After starting his own prayer group, Elie Kaunfer is teaching others to do the same

Prayer Unbound

A Wikipedia-style siddur is revolutionizing the world of prayerbooks

Sundown: Jews Monkey, Horse Around

Plus prayers on a plane, old Amsterdam beats New Amsterdam, and more

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