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Questions about Jewish prayer (the fixed order of typically-thrice-daily prayers, or prayer generally).

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I'm an ashkenazi jew and have always wondered why do we skip this sentence in the first paragraph of the Aleinu. The sentence says something like: "We do not pray to false gods".I know it got somethin …
asked Sep 8 '15 by Gabriel12
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I've never really liked the idea of asking for personal things when praying. I feel it's kind of selfish to ask for personal problems when there are people in the world in much worse situations. What …
asked Nov 26 '15 by Gabriel12
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When praying with the siddur and reading Torah, I've asked myself why is the word כל written with Kamatz if it sounds Kol and not Kal. I've also seen other words like this, but with less frequency. Wh …
asked Jan 6 '16 by Gabriel12
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I recently studied Masechet Berachot in school. And I learnt that one shouldn't pray in ruins. But isn't the Kotel the ruins of the Beit HaMikdash?
asked Nov 4 '15 by Gabriel12
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Some times, like just after waking-up, men have an erection. But what if one just woke up and wants to say the Mode Ani, must he wait for it to pass or can he say it as is? Would it be disrespectful o …
asked Dec 17 '15 by Gabriel12
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I don't know much about tehillim and I don't say them regularly. But lately I've started to say Shir Lamaalot for Israel and I've wondered a few things. For example, today somebody asked for people t …
asked Oct 16 '15 by Gabriel12
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I'm Ashkenazi and I usually pray with a Nusach Sfarad or a Rinat Israel siddur, but I have a pocket siddur that I use for travel that is Sefaradi. Can I say birkot hashachar in the Sefaradi version, a …
asked Jan 8 '16 by Gabriel12
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Many of the prayers of the Birkot HaShachar are in third person. Such as: "...who opens the eyes of the blind." Or "...who frees the captive." I've always thought about personally thanking G-d (for ex …
asked Dec 8 '15 by Gabriel12
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In the end of the Amidah, in Ose Shalom, we bow to one side, to the other side and to the front, this is also done in the end of Lecha Dodi. I've always done this starting with left and then right (in …
asked Dec 22 '15 by Gabriel12
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For obvious reasons, one has to be careful to pronounce every word properly in the Tefillah. But I was once taught by a teacher some common mistakes in the pronunciation of some words in the Amidah th …
asked Feb 6 '17 by Gabriel12
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I've always believed that "all prayers are accepted", at least if they're done correctly and with intention. But I was recently reading through Berachot 6a when I read the following: אין תפלה של א …
asked Mar 24 '16 by Gabriel12
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I remember to have read (in the Shulchan Aruch I believe) that after doing the Netilat Yadayim one can't touch one's hair, because that would make you impure again. But when I put on and accommodate m …
asked Apr 5 '16 by Gabriel12