A prayer book was edited so that the wicked Greeks became wicked Syrians.
The promise and peril of calling angels to bless your Sabbath table.
At the instigation of a 16th-century sultan.
Where is Jonah’s remorse?
Modern Orthodoxy vs. humility.
The two great liturgical songs of Yigdal and Adon Olam offer rival attempts to summarize the essence of Judaism.
More a contract than a prayer.
And its unique American variations.
Nishmat starts with the wide-open sky and the wings of eagles; it ends deep inside the recesses of the body, in our vital organs.
Saving the lowliest sinners from hellfire.
Praying for an unseen land.
As Close to Us as Breathing.
The importance of human feeling.