Who wrote shemoneh Esrei?
Anshei Knesses HaGedolah
Once a week for nineteen weeks, we will review the contents of the 19 blessings of “Shemoneh Esrei.” The Shemoneh Esrei was first composed by the Anshei Knesses HaGedolah (Men of the Great Assembly), whose ranks included such august personalities as Ezra, Chagai, Zechariah, and Malachi.
How is a mezuzah hung?
A mezuzah must be attached on the upper third of the right-hand side of the doorway as one enters, no less than one hand-breadth from the top. A blessing precedes the hanging. A building not used as a permanent residence, such as a sukkah, does not need a mezuzah. With all that, the mezuzah is more than an item.
What is the Amidah in English?
The Amidah (עמידה, “standing”) is one of the two main prayers of Judaism. It has that name because people say it standing up. Jews say it at every prayer service of the year. This simply means “prayer”. It has that name because it is so central to Judaism.
What are the requests of the Shemoneh Esrei?
Requests 1 For intellectual enlightenment. 2 To be returned to a state of closeness with G‑d. 3 To be forgiven. 4 To be redeemed from pain and strife. 5 To be healed. 6 Our produce should be good and plentiful. 7 All Jews should be returned to Israel. 8 The Jewish judges shall return to rule.
Do you interrupt Kaddish when saying Shemoneh Esrei?
When one is saying Shemoneh Esrei one shouldn’t interrupt to answer Kaddish, Kedusha, or Barchu, rather one should silently listen to the Shaliach Tzibbur. However, one who is reciting Elokai Netzor in his Shemoneh Esrei should answer to the first 5 Amens of Kaddish.
Where do you bow in the Shemonah Esrei?
There are four places in Shemonah Esrei where one is supposed to bow, which are at the beginning and the end of the Bracha of Avot, and at the beginning and the end of the Bracha of Hodah. One has to bow until all the vertebrae of the spine protrude.
Do you have to go to the bathroom before Shemona Esrei?
Before Shemona Esrei one should be sure that one doesn’t need to go to the bathroom. Even if one could hold it in for 72 minutes he should still go before Shemona Esrei and it is forbidden to initially pray needing to go to the bathroom.