Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, Head Shliach of Maryland and creator of the Siddur with Chassidic Commentary, leads a new weekly class on prayer.
We spend much time each day reciting the words of the siddur. Join us to enhance your prayers and become more proficient in understanding and mastering the siddur. This comprehensive series on Tefillah explores the special meaning embedded in the text of our prayers—elucidating, step by step, the words, structure, and progression of davening.
In this lesson we explore the importance to prepare ourselves before we begin to pray, and why it’s necessary to verbally express our prayers. We preface the introductory prayers with a commitment to love our fellow Jew, which is followed by the words of ‘Ma Tovu’ (illustrating the impact of a shul).