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Speaking to G-d in His Language:
Tefilla and the Siddur

Join Rav Dovid on a step-by-step, page-by-page exploration of the siddur (prayerbook) and the concepts and laws of tefilla (prayer).

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Note: pages references in this series follow the ArtScroll Interlinear Siddur for Sabbath and Festivals and/or the Complete ArtScroll Siddur.

Introduction to Shacharit (Morning Services) September 15, 2005 listen (1:08:59)

Morning Brachot (Blessings) May 11, 2006 listen (1:00:58)
Introduction to Pesukei d'Zimra February 2, 2006 listen (58:17)
Baruch She-Amar February 9, 2006 listen (57:55)
Hodu: Part 1 February 16, 2006 listen (55:38)
Hodu: Part 2 February 23, 2006 listen (51:51)
Hodu: Part 3 March 2, 2006 listen (57:48)
The End of Pesukei d'Zimra: Ashrei thru Nishmat March 16, 2006 listen (1:00:30)
Shochen Ad through Yishtabach March 23, 2006 listen (58:27)

Kriat Shema (The Recitation of Shema) and Its Blessings
Kavanah (Proper Intent) in Prayer June 15, 2005 listen (59:58)
The First Blessing (Yotzer Or) September 22, 2005 listen (1:08:32)
The Second Blessing (Ahava Raba) September 29, 2005 listen (1:26:41)
The First Two Paragraphs of Shema October 6, 2005 listen (1:22:25)
The Third Paragraph of Shema (Tzitzit) October 20, 2005 listen (1:13:34)
The Final Blessing (Ga'al Yisrael) October 27, 2005 listen(1:31:45)
Halachot of Kriat Shema and Amida November 10, 2005 listen (10:28)
  (This brief class (10 minutes) was actually the first half of the lesson below on "Gevurot and Kedusha - The Second and Third Blessings" of the Amidah.)

The Amidah (The Silent Prayer) - Shacharit and Musaf
Avot (Our Ancestors) - The First Blessing November 3, 2005 listen (1:08:08)
Another Look at the Avot June 8, 2006 listen (56:03)
Gevurot and Kedusha - The Second and Third Blessings November 10, 2005 listen (1:03:05)
Kedushat HaYom - The Blessing for Shabbos - Part 1 November 17, 2005 listen (1:19:55)
Kedushat HaYom - The Blessing for Shabbos - Part 2 November 24, 2005 listen (57:13)
Retzei and Modim - The Third-to-Last and Penultimate Blessings December 1, 2005 listen (56:28)
Sim Shalom and Elokai Netzur - The Last Blessing and Closing December 8, 2005 listen (53:22)
Hilchos Amidah and Musaf December 15, 2005 listen (1:04:32)
Yom Tov Amidah for Shavuot May 18, 2005 listen (1:04:32)

Hallel and Al HaNissim (for Chanukah) December 22, 2005 listen (1:26:06)
Al HaNissim and an Introduction to the Purim Story March 9, 2006 listen (1:02:49)
Birkat HaMazon - Grace after Meals December 29, 2005 listen (1:20:30)
  (see the text of Birkat HaMazon)

Kriat HaTorah - The Reading of the Torah January 6, 2006 listen (1:28:22)
Kriat HaHaftarah - The Reading of the Haftarah January 13, 2006 listen (1:07:32)

Passover - Introduction to the Haggada March 30, 2006 listen (49:40)
Passover - Introduction to Maggid April 6, 2006 listen (1:03:57)

Yehei Shmei - Introduction to Kaddish (
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