Prayer shouldn’t be a shopping list

The right and wrong way to pray.

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Women and Tefillah

[NOTE: The word “tefilah” here connotes the silent meditative prayer, also called “Shemoneh Esreh” or “Amidah,” that forms the core of all Jewish prayer services.] Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law), Orach Chayim 106:1: “Women… even though they are exempt from reciting the Sh’ma, are obligated in tefillah, because it is a positive commandment that […]

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“…and when you go on the way…”

Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chayim 94:4: “If one is traveling on foot, one may pray (amidah) as one walks, even though one is not facing toward Jerusalem, even if not in a place of danger, for if one would stand and pray, the delay in his journey would cause one difficulty and distract one’s mind so […]

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