Is standing and raising hands an usual posture for praying? I wonder which is the right posture for praying.

  • see Kings 1:8:22
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 15, 2021 at 1:26
  • Although we find moshe rabainu lifted up his hands and others we do not do this today. I think it is a tshuva in beer sheva.
    – interested
    Commented Aug 15, 2021 at 20:49
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    ו. ובשו"ת באר שבע סי' עא' איתא וז"ל: מנעורי תמהתי למה אין אנו נוהגים להתפלל בזקיפת ידים למעלה כמו שנהגו אבותינו מעולם, כמו שנאמר הרמותי ידי אל ה' עליון וגו' ותרגם אונקלוס ארימית ידי בצלו קדם ה' ו
    – interested
    Commented Aug 15, 2021 at 20:55

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Shulchan Aruch writes that ideally one should place his hands on his heart, with the left hand underneath the right hand. However the Aruch HaShulchan says that it depends on the individual - you may find it easier to pray with your hands elsewhere. Each individual can determine what hand position helps him pray better.

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