His Polish-born father was the ba'al tefillah
(lay service leader) at the local Orthodox synagogue, and his grandfather had been a cantor in Galicia.
This is the view of Tractate Soferim 17:11 as well as Alfasi and Maimonides (Hil'khot Tefillah
were a gift from my parents, both of them, on my Bar Mitzvah.
Do you want a comprehensive curriculum that includes Hebrew, Jewish culture and history, ethics, Bible studies, tefillah
173ff.; and Ezra Fleischer, Tefillah
Eretz Yiraelim be-Tekufat ha-Genizah (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1988), pp.
It has given me a greater sense of confidence regarding my regular, daily fulfilment of tefillah
(prayer) as a religious responsibility.
We were even danced around the beit tefillah
in the woods, receiving an aliyah that Shabbat to celebrate our engagement.
"We recognize that this type of tefillah
[prayer] is not practiced in other Orthodox synagogues," the email said.
They see people waiting along the wall, some with tears in their eyes, swaying in tefillah
, or prayer, "like trees in the wind." What do the many little papers stuffed between the cracks mean and why does no one touch or read them?
The counterterrorist operation "Cast Lead" is being accompanied by "Operation Tefillah
, Torah and Troops," initiated by Rabbi Simcha HaCohen Kook, the chief rabbi of Rehovot, and Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz, the Bostoner Rebbe who now lives in the Har Nof community of Jerusalem.
Levy wrote that the American Reform synagogue "has generally defaulted on all three" of its traditional functions: as a beth Tefillah
(a house of prayer), a beth Midrash (a house of study), and a beth Knesset (a house of meeting).