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Why dress modestly when praying alone at home?

Question: If I am home alone, why do I have to be dressed modestly in order to pray? Answer: If prayer only involved G-d, nudity wouldn't matter....

Why do we bow left, right, forward after the Amidah?

Question: Why do we bow left, right, forward at the conclusion of the Amidah? Rivkie Answer: At the end of the Amidah, as we depart from the presence of...

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 purpose of reciting Kaddish for a departed family member?

Although the kaddish itself, a prayer glorifying G-d's name, makes no mention of death or mourning, it has become the accepted practice for...

If everything that G-d does is good, why pray?

Rabbi Yakov L: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment... max24: if everything is for the best and we are supposed to belive that, why are you allowed...

Are there any official prayers for finding a job?

Question: What prayer can I say to find a job? Answer: The Amidah (Shmoneh Esrai) prayer, which is recited three times a day, includes a request for...

Is it true that in Judaism one can pray without believing? Does belief follow practice?

Judaism is like nutrition, it is good for you whether or not you understand how or why. One should therefore "do" even if they don't as of...

What is "Halachic Time" or an "Halachic Hour"?

In Halachah, time is based on Sha'ot Zmaniyot, “proportional hours” that depend on the season. Halachic hours are not necessarily sixty...

What Psalms can I say for someone who is ill?

Traditonally when someone is not well we say  Psalm 20, and the Psalm for the year of life he is in (e.g. if he is 43 say Psalm 44). Some people...

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...