Ask the Orthodox Rabbi: Prayer
Rabbi Shraga Simmons describes the purpose of prayer in Judaism.
What is the source for the blessing over the sun?
When did the custom of placing prayers on scraps of paper in the Western Wall begin? Who, if anyone, collects these prayers and what is done with them? What's the folklore, if any, around this ritual?
Rabbi Shraga Simmons explains Ma Tovu.
Why do Jews cover their eyes when they recite the Shema prayer?
Can an isolated mourner recite the Mourner's Kaddish without a minyan of ten men?
When I light the yarzheit candle in memory of my father, is there a special prayer to be said?
What prayers can be said for soldiers fighting in a war?
Rabbi Shraga Simmons explains the origin and meaning of the Shema prayer.
Why do Jew sway back and forth when they pray?
What are the origins of the Un'tane Tokef prayer recited on Rosh HaShana?
Did women pray along with men in ancient Israel?