praying

Alone Together

08/31/2010

Where can one go to see both freedom and unity in action? Go the morning minyan.  

 

Jews pray in a peculiar way. Walking into the service one would think that each individual is wrapped not only in a tallit but also in his or her own world. Each is mumbling, turning pages, swaying and then, miraculously, everyone stands and says the same thing in temporary unison. Each then lapses back into private prayer.

 

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