Can we pray?
Do we need to believe in God in order to pray?
What is prayer?
Do we have to go to services to be a good Jew?
Oh, the confusion! Where to begin?
In the earliest times of Jewish history, prayer was a spontaneous cry of the heart in anguish. Our ancestors and ancestresses got extra points for asking a real question, something which was truly "in the moment" for them. We are told that, at one point, God heard the prayer of Ishmael because he cried... Read More