Hours of Devotion

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface (read an excerpt from the Preface)

Preface to the Original Edition

Chapter 1: Daily Prayers
On Entering the Synagogue
At Morning I
At Morning II
At Evening I
At Evening II
At Bedtime
On Sunday
On Monday
On Tuesday
On Wednesday
On Thursday
On Friday

Chapter 2: Sabbath Prayers
For Baking Challah
As Sabbath Enters – After Lighting the Candles
On the Sabbath Day (Shabbat)
In Praise of the One (before Alenu)
After the Priestly Blessing
For the Sabbath before the New Moon (Shabbat Rosh Hodesh)

Chapter 3: Holiday Prayers
On the New Moon (Rosh Hodesh)
On Passover (Pesah)
On the Festival of Receiving the Torah (Shavuot)
During the Month of Elul
On the Eve of the New Year (Erev Rosh Hashanah)
On the Morning of the New Year (Shaharit for Rosh Hashanah)
At the Sounding of the Shofar
Meditation for the Days of Awe
On the Eve of the Day of Atonement (Kol Nidre)
On the Morning of the Day of Atonement (Musaf for Yom Kippur)
On the Afternoon of the Day of Atonement (Minhah for Yom Kippur)
The Remembrance of Souls (Yizkor)
At the Close of the Day of Atonement (Ne’eilah)
On the First Days of Sukkot
On the Procession with Lulav and Etrog
On the Last Days of Sukkot
On the Festival of Rejoicing in the Torah (Simhat Torah)
On Hanukkah
On Purim

Chapter 4: Prayers Especially for Women
A Daughter’s Prayer for Her Parents
A Daughter’s Prayer for Her Adoptive Parents
An Orphan’s Prayer
A Bride’s Prayer on Her Wedding Day
A New Bride’s Prayer
An Expectant Mother’s Prayer
On the Approach of Childbirth
After a Safe Delivery
On Returning to Synagogue after Childbirth
For a Childless Wife
On the Circumcision of a Son
On the Naming of a Daughter
For the Mother of a Bar/Bat Mitzvah
A Mother’s Prayer for the Success of Her Children
For the Mother of the Bride
For the Mother of the Groom
For a Mother Whose Child Is Abroad
For a Mother Whose Son Is in Military Service
For an Unhappy Wife
For a Widow with Young Children
For a Mother Whose Children Provide for Her

Chapter 5: Prayers for Special Circumstances
For Livelihood
A Worker’s Prayer
In Poverty
In Prosperity
For Patience and Strength in Adversity
After Withstanding Danger
In Old Age
For the Leaders of Our Country
A Prayer for Rain in Time of Drought
A Traveler’s Prayer
During a Voyage at Sea
Thanksgiving for a Safe Journey

Chapter 6: Prayers for Healing
When a Husband Is Ill
When a Father Is Ill
When a Mother Is Ill
When a Child Is Ill
When an Adult Child is Ill
A Prayer for Healing
During a Long Illness
At a Place of Healing Waters
Thanksgiving for Recovery
At the End of Life

Chapter 7: Memorial Prayers
On the Anniversary of a Parent’s Death (Yartzeit)
At a Father’s Grave
At a Mother’s Grave
At a Husband’s Grave
At a Child’s Grave
At a Relative’s Grave

Afterword: A Word to the Noble Mothers and Women of Israel

Notes
Acknowledgments
Bibliographic Record of Hours of Devotion

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