The author shares his experience with prayer: the trials of attending synagogue services in his youth, and the rewards of prayer today.
The Efficacy of Prayer
Does prayer accomplish anything in the real world? In this chapter, five contributors take up the challenge. Here are three: Rabbis Aryeh Ben David, Rami Shapiro and Anne Brener.
What is Prayer?
Few of the MPR contributors think of prayer as, "I ask, and god gives, or doesn't." What then is prayer?
Coping with Loss
We tend to think of prayer as a synagogue activity, but prayer is most valuable in the trenches of life. In this chapter we ask if prayer can help us respond well to life's trials; in this excerpt, mourning.
MPR contributors share their insights into getting the most out of traditional Jewish Prayer.