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Tefillah Tips – LeDovid Hashem Ori II
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As we begin the month of Elul and the forty day march towards The Days of Judgment, along side the daily blasts of the shofar we recite Psalm 27 “LeDovid Hashem Ori Veyishi – G-d is my light and my salvation.” Our sages explain that Ori – my light, refers to Rosh Hashanna and Yishi […]
Tefillah Tips – LeDovid Hashem Ori I
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As we have crossed the threshold into the month of Elul and have begun the Teshuva process, we have started to recite again Psalm #27 “LeDovid Hashem Ori- G-d is my light.” After hearing the blast of the Shofar in the morning and after Maariv each night (ashkenazic custom) we recite this special prayer. “LeDovid […]
Tefillah Tips – Elul Tips – LeDovid Hashem Ori
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As we begin the month of Elul and the forty day march towards The Days of Judgment, after the daily blasts of the shofar we recite Psalm 27 “LeDovid Hashem Ori Veyishi.. – G-d is my light and my salvation”. Our sages explain that Ori – my light, refers to Rosh Hashanna and Yishi- my […]
Tefillah Tips – LeDovid Hashem Ori
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As we have crossed the threshold into the month of Elul and have begun the Teshuva process, we have started to recite again Psalm #27 –“LeDovid Hashem Ori- G-d is my light”. After hearing the blast of the Shofar in the morning and after Maariv each night (ashkenazic custom) we recite this special prayer. “LeDovid […]
Tefillah Tips – Hallelu-yah, Hallelu Ovday Hashem
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During the entire Yom Tov of Sukkot, we have the mitzvah to recite the full Hallel. The word Hallel means praise. The Hallel section is comprised of psalms 113-118 that declares and celebrates allegiance, trust, and thanks to Hashem. The opening words that we say after the initial blessing is “Hallelu-yah, Hallelu Ovday Hashem” – […]
Tefillah Tips – Hallelu-yah, Hallelu Ovday Hashem
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During the Yom Tov of Sukkot, we perform the mitzvah of reciting the full Hallel. The word Hallel means praise. The Hallel section is comprised of psalms 113-118 which declare and celebrate allegiance, trust, and thanks to Hashem. The opening words that we say after the initial blessing is “Hallelu-y-ah, Hallelu Ovday Hashem”- which means […]
Tefillah Tips – Hallel I
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During the entire Yom Tov of Sukkot, we have the mitzvah to recite the full Hallel. The word Hallel means praise. The Hallel section is comprised of psalms 113-118 which declare and celebrate allegiance, trust, and thanks to Hashem. The opening words that we say after the initial blessing is “Hallelu-yah, Hallelu Ovday Hashem – […]
Tefillah Tips – Selichot
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“Vayavor Hashem Al Panav Vayikra Hashem, Hashem Kayl Rachum Vechanun – And Hashem passed by and called out, G-d, G-d The merciful and gracious.” Jews around the world will be praying these words continuously for the next two weeks until the final prayer of Yom Kippur – Neilah. These words, The Thirteen Attributes of G-d, […]
Tefillah Tips – Pre-Selichos Tips / Avinu Malkaynu
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This coming Motzei Shabbat Ashkenazic Jewry around the world will begin reciting Selichot. Towards the conclusion of each Selichot service, the Tefillah Avinu Malkaynu is said. It is said through Yom Kippur and on fast days throughout the year. The Ark is opened and several of the verses are said responsively by the entire congregation. […]
Tefillah Tips – Tisha B’Av – Nachem
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3 elements of Nichum Aveilim – Comforting the Mourner – are: 1. Presence – Just being there and demonstrating love and support to the mourner is felt and appreciated. 2. Acknowledgment – When a mourner understands that the deceased was loved, appreciated and made his/her mark in the world, it provides comfort. 3. Perspective – […]