It was the first time I remember seeing all the staff davening
(praying) with such kavanah (sincere feeling), adults crying and beating their chests.
I don't keep a kosher house, I don't attend synagogue regularly, I am certainly not donning tefillin and davening
to begin davening
Ma'ariv--the regular evening prayer.
Other religious obsessions and compulsions include a woman who endlessly checks for bugs in vegetables, a man who spends many hours per day engaged in davening
, as he never feels quite satisfied that he prays with the proper level of kavanah (dedication) so he resorts to repeating words and the entire tefilla, ad infinitum.
Once he came back as a duck, quacking in Hebrew, davening
ENCINO -- When Cantor Linda Rich is davening
-- singing the Jewish prayers -- at Temple Ner Maarav's Shabbat services, she urges congregants to join in, rather than just listen.
sitting, by davening
, by learning to be a woman, shunting the terrible
niggunim, kri'at ha-Torah and traditional davening
Dressed in a bowler hat and vest for the waltz, Curran gestures like a rabbi or cantor, with a hint of davening
(swaying in prayer), to Monk's song in memory of her Russian Jewish grandfather.
Besides the obvious protest strategies of not paying taxes, refusing to sit on juries or serve in the military, caterwauling at family weddings, suing to get government-funded churches onto the tax rolls, snapping down our yoga mats and davening
for democracy, or just starting impeachment proceedings on any number of grounds, I've got an idea.
We squirm through one last bout of deconstructive davening
by Echo: "How can an other see into me, into my most secret self, without my being able to see in there myself?
Through his deep cultural understanding and personal ability with music, Shlomo contrived to synthesize two seemingly opposite cultures in a singular worldview sustained through tolerance, joyful music, and davening