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Intuition in Prayer

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z"l discusses the role of personal experience in spiritual life, and contrasts intuition and reason in one's prayer life.


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Few Jews in the Pews

We ask Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at American Jewish University in Los Angeles, why so few Jews attend services. His reply will likely surprise you.


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Working with Liturgy

Acclaimed Jewish Educator Joel Grishaver explains his approach to liturgy, using the Mi Chamocha as an example. He touches on the master narrative of slavery, how to let the liturgy direct our feeling and thinking rather than vice-versa, and Jewish liturgy as a theology of moments—particular kinds of experiences with God.


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The Holographic Siddur

Dr. Tamar Frankiel talks about the allusive nature of the Siddur, the Jewish prayer book. As a central locus in the web of Jewish practice, prayer connects us to every facet of a Jewish life.


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Tumbling Before God

Rabbi Aryeh Ben David speaks about liturgy, boredom, unscripted prayer and “tumbling” before God.


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The Ripple Effect

Rabbi Elie Spitz speaks on the ripples of a regular prayer practice.