Exploring Prayer in Judaism
  • Rabbi Yehuda Davis
28 episodes
I will be exploring prayer in Judaism. I hope to use this podcast to help understand exactly what prayer really is. The main idea why I am doing this, is for myself. I want the idea of prayer to become more real and prevalent in my own life, and I find that if I talk about my thoughts and ideas, they automatically become more real and tangible to me, as I cannot talk about something I haven't thought about extensively. Hopefully this will also help others grow in prayer from these podcasts too.

Episodes

What’s the idea behind repeatedly praying?
2021 Apr 048m 6s
What’s the idea behind repeatedly praying? Should we ask for the same thing again and again? Is there really a point?
The essence behind prayer
2021 Mar 1712m 11s
The essence behind prayer. What exactly is prayer all about?
Why do we stand in prayer?
2021 Mar 137m 55s
Why do we stand in prayer? Is there a special significance?
Why do Jews sway whilst praying?
2021 Mar 0511m 8s
Why do Jews sway whilst praying? Why can’t we just stand still? Is there something more to the swaying (shokeling)?
When is it good to pray?
2021 Feb 274m 12s
When is it good to pray? Are sometimes better than others?
Why do we pray with others?
2021 Feb 2611m 41s
Why do we pray with others? Can we pray alone? Why do we go to the synagogue?
The prayer of Shacharit
2021 Feb 1815m 47s
The prayer of Shacharit. What is behind the first prayer we say every morning?
Why can’t we pray how & when we want?
2021 Feb 1410m 3s
Why can’t we pray how & when we want? Why are there so many different laws that come with prayer? Why do we get a set text?
How can ‘little me’ stand before God?
2021 Feb 0413m 1s
Do I deserve to get what God gives me? How can I have the audacity to request things of God?
How can we thank God for the downfall of others?
2021 Jan 297m 27s
How can we thank God for the downfall of others? Is this the correct thing to do?