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KRIAT SH’MA AL HAMITAH The Bedtime Shema

By fortorah / March 19, 2018

Prior to going to sleep, many Jews recite The Bedtime Shema consisting of following prayers which are believed to bring peace and comfort to one as they sleep. Scholars used to teach that during the night demons come searching for innocent souls, however, completing The Bedtime Shema would protect them from such dangers.  The Bedtime […]

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Tikkun Chatzot in English

By fortorah / March 19, 2018

Tikkun Chatzot Laws The scriptures tell us “Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches, pour out your heart like water, facing the Presence of G-d.” (Lamentations 2:19) It is the custom among the pious to rise up during the night and pray for the rebuilding of Temple and the redemption […]

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On Tuesday, just before the Shabbat of Beshalach we have a special prayer called Parashat Ha’man that has significant power.

By fortorah / February 7, 2017

On Tuesday, just before the Shabbat of Beshalach we have a special prayer called Parashat Ha’man that has significant power. The ‘Parashat Ha’man’ is from the Torah portion of Beshalach and it tells the story of the Manna that God brought down from heavens to feed the Israelites in the wilderness. The Manna had spiritual […]