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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...

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...

Why should I pray when I'm not motivated?

Rabbi Shlomo: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Dave: davening Dave: i have no interest or patience 2 daven Rabbi...

There are times when I don't have the heart to pray. How should I get inspired?

Only one aspect of prayer is your desire to pray. The other aspect of prayer is G-d's desire for your prayer. If you can't do it for yourself, do...

Should I pray even if I think foreign thoughts during prayer?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? Talia: Hi, i have an issue i would like to ask you about that i am too...

Why pray if the prayers aren't always answered?

Rabbi Wagner: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment... tefillos: this girl in my school, her brother was diagnosed with cancer and had a few...

I'm always praying to G-d but I don’t seem to be getting any answer

G-d hears all prayers. The question is: do we hear His answers. The more refined we are, the more in tune we are to His ways, the more probable it will be...

Why do men thank G-d for "not making me a woman"?

Have you ever heard women say “men could never handle what women go through”? While this is true, it is not really the issue at hand (at least...

Why do we all use the same "impersonal" words for prayer?

The Torah1 instructs you to serve G-d with “all your hearts”. Our Sages explain this commandment as follows: a person must...

I know limited Hebrew, can I pray in English?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Cleo: I know limited Hebrew, does Hashem hear my prayers in...