Thank You
Hoda’ah: Tzeida Laderech

“God’s kindness surely has not ended, nor are His mercies exhausted.” (Lamentations 3:22) Rashi comments, “Your kindnesses are renewed from day to day.


Thank You
Hoda’ah: Ha’arat HaTefillah

The Sages read the verse, “Kol ha-neshama tihallel kah,” – Let all souls praise God! (Psalms 150:6) – as “al kol neshima,” – we must praise God for each breath we take. (Devarim

Please and Thank You-Prayer Tools

Kavanot for Modim and for presenting our requests during prayer: Saying, “please" and "thank you" is not a universal custom -- there are societies such as the Inuit, where it is not the case. In fact, it first took hold in Western society during the commercial...

Vayikra: "A Call to Closeness" by Prof Gerald August

My friend Mordecai has a beautiful explanation for the meaning of the first word in the book of Leviticus, Vayikra. To call. When he was a little boy, sometimes he would be outside playing. When his mother would call, “Mordecai, Mordecai” he would turn and...