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I feel lost during Synagogue prayers! Would you give me advice to learn what to do?

Question: I just started going to synagogue services again and I am totally lost with the prayers and songs. It makes me feel so uncomfortable in what...

Pray Like a Woman

Word on the street (or in the synagogue) is that traditional Judaism ascribes the central role of prayer to men, whereas women are left out (to say the...

What is the Source For Women and Men to Pray Separately?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? olive: Where does it say that women must pray seperately from men in...

Why pray in a Synagogue/Shul?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Gee: why do we daven in shuls? Wouldn_t it be the same if we had minyan...

Can you give me a quick primer for the Shabbat morning services?

As with the weekday service, the Shabbat shacharit morning service is divided into four sections: preliminary readings, pesukei d'zimra – Songs of...

Must one be married to qualify as a rabbi?

With regards to Torah obligations, rabbis are no different than any other Jew—whichever rules apply to all Jews apply to rabbis as well, and vice...

What is the difference between a synagogue and a temple?

Semantics only. Some prefer one term over the other. Usually the more traditional will not use the term Temple so as not to be confused with the Holy...

What kind of power or status does a Cantor hold in the Jewish Community?

The cantor’s primary role is leading the community in prayer. Thus, his importance and status is actually determined by the congregation—the...

How high must a Mechitzah be?

There are two schools of thought regarding the purpose of a mechitzah: some maintain that its purpose is to prevent men from seeing women. Accordingly, the...

Where did the Jews pray after the Temple was destroyed?

To answer briefly: in their hearts, which is where we always prayed. In fact the Temple Service did not include prayer. Those who were offering sacrifices...