THE SPIRITUAL DYNAMICS OF PRAYER

Bare Prayer

Founding Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Rabbi Nancy Flam asks: What do you do to make your practice of prayer heartfelt? She shares her own strategy for sincere prayer, and invites you to share yours.


THE SPIRITUAL DYNAMICS OF PRAYER

Know Thy (Praying) Self

Reaching out with authentic words of prayer, writes Rabbi Mike Comins, requires skill in reaching in.


The Spiritual Dynamics of Prayer

Raising the Sparks of Stray Thoughts and Desires

Rabbi Natan Margalit, PhD, explains Hasidic wisdom on dealing with distracting thoughts during prayer, and how he integrates this practice into his prayer life.


Spiritual Dynamics of Prayer

Every Prayer a Portal

As the High Holidays approach, Tamar Frankiel, Ph.D., explores the potential of liturgy to open up portals to God, to our community past and present, and to ourselves—if we learn to “inhabit” the words we recite.


THE SPIRITUAL DYNAMICS OF PRAYER

Exploring the Sources of Prayer

Usually people are pre-occupied with the question: To Whom does prayer go? Rabbi Mike Comins explores: Where does prayer come from?