The tradition of the Jewish prayer
Prayer for the RainIn Judaism there is no free personal prayer to God, all prayers are canonized.
An orthodox Jew must have 3 prayers daily and in the evening prayer there is a part called "a prayer for rain" from the autumn holidays (Sukkot - a feast of tabernacles) Before Easter (Pesach).
And in the summer (from Easter before the Feast of Tabernacles), this prayer is called "a prayer for dew", because from April to October, rain does not happen. Some Christians would pray for rain in any case. But the Jews understand that this is stupid. You can not pray for the winter to be in the summer, but in Israel it's raining, that we have snow. We can not change the seasons, but we can participate in making the winter soft, and the summer harvest, etc. In Israel, less than 1000 ml of precipitation falls in a year. For comparison, in Europe - 2500 ml or more.
So in Israel there is a minimum. If it is less, the country will become a desert. That's why prayer for rain is so important.
Jews are praying for rain in Israel around the world. Precipitation map
ShmaThis is the main prayer of the orthodox Jew.
Must say every day.
Listen to Israel (the text in Russian)Listen, Israel: Lord, our God, the Lord is one!
Blessed be the glorious name of His kingdom for ever and ever! 1st line of prayer from Deut. 6:4, the second - the Jewish tradition
Shema Yisrael (Hebrew)שמע ישראל יהוה אלהינו יהוה אחד
ברושם כ כבוד מלכותו לעולם ועד SHMA JISRAEL, ADONAI ELOAINE, ADONAY EHAD
BAROUH SHEM KHWOD MALHUTO LEOLAM VAED!
Birkat Kohanim (Aaronic Blessing)(Numbers, Chapter 6, Verses 23-27)
Aaronic Blessing (text in Russian)Yes God bless you and save you!
Yes the Lord will shine on you with a bright face and be gracious to you!
Yes the Lord will turn his face against you and give you peace!
Birkat kohanim (Hebrew)(בְכַּרְכַּת ֲהִנםים, lit. `the blessing of priests`) ָבֶכְךָ֥רֶכְךָ֥ יְהוָ֖ה וִשְׁיְמֶֽךָרֶֽךָ:
יֵ֙אֵ֙ר יְהוָ֧ה| ָ֛נָ֛יו אֶ֖לךָיךָ וחֻיֶּֽךָּנֶּֽךָּ:
יִשָּׂ֙א יְהוָ֤ה| ָנָיו֙ אֶ֔לךָיךָ וָשֵׂ֥םיָשֵׂ֥ם לשָׁ ֽלֹםוֹם: JEVAREHEKHA ADONAY VE YISHMEREHA
YAER ADONAI PANAV ELEIKHA VIAEHUNEHA
ISA ADONAI PANAV ELEIKHA VEYASEM LEHA SHALOM!
Jews rock on prayerYou may have noticed that Jews sometimes wobble in prayer
It's because we need to pray by spirit, soul and body.
Therefore, the body should also pray, producing heat.
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