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When do I pray Maariv?

Maariv, the evening prayer, is prayed at night. There is a discussion in the Talmud as to when night begins. The accepted opinion is tzeit...

Is it alright to pray for another person's death?

No it isn't.  I'm not sure why you would want to but here is something from the Talmud:   The Talmud relates a remarkable...

What does it mean to "love G-d with all your heart, soul and means"?

"And you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your means." - Deuteronomy 5:6 As with every...

Good Business Tips

There is a mistaken notion about the scope of our Jewish obligations. “I’ll ask a rabbi about Shabbat or Kashrut, but I don't tell the...

The Wild Horse: Meditation and Prayer

The dualistic self is not a pleasant experience. While the higher self, the Nefesh Elokit, strives to grow, improve and adopt compassion as its norm, the...

Is there a prayer for wealth or prosperity?

One of the blessings in the Amidah is a request for success—namely monetary prosperity. So if you say the Amidah three times daily you are already...

A Level Praying Field

Prayer is an utterly intriguing endeavor. It plays an integral role in many people's lives, a significant role in the lives of countless others -- and is...

Why is the Shema more important then many other prayers?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Rachel: the shemaRabbi Shlomo Chein: go ahead with yor...

A discussion about Jewish meditation and its relation to prayer

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?Steve: Does Jewish tradition emphasize transendence and/or...

Is it too late to pray *after* the job interview or an exam?

The Mishnah1 says: “One who prays for the past is uttering a wasted prayer.” It is obvious that after a person falls down a flight of stairs...