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Jewish Prayer

Brachot: Blessings
Birkat Ha-Mazon: Grace After Meals
"When you eat and are satisfied, you must therefore bless G-d your Lord for the good land that He has given you."
Dvarim (Deuteronomy) 8:10

Tefilah: Prayer
"You will serve (pray to) G-d your Lord, and He will bless your bread and your water. I will banish sickness from among you."
Shemot (Exodus) 23:25

"Remain in awe of G-d, serve (pray to) Him, and swear by His name."
Dvarim (Deuteronomy) 6:13

Here is an outline of the order of the daily services:

  1. Ma'ariv: Evening Service
    1. Shema and it's blessings and related passages
    2. Shemoneh Esrei
    3. Aleinu

  2. Shacharit: Morning Service
    1. Morning Blessings
    2. Pesukei d'Zemira
    3. Shema and it's blessings and related passages
    4. Shemoneh Esrei
    5. Hallel, if appropriate
    6. Torah reading (Mondays, Thursdays, Sabbaths and holidays)
    7. Aleinu, Ashrei (Psalm 145), and other closing prayers, Psalms and hymns (not on Sabbaths and holidays; recited at the end of Musaf instead on those days)

  3. Musaf: Additional Service (Sabbaths and holidays only; recited immediately after Shacharit)
    1. Shemoneh Esrei
    2. Aleinu and other closing prayers, Psalms and hymns

  4. Minchah: Afternoon Service
    1. Ashrei (Psalm 145)
    2. Shemoneh Esrei
    3. Aleinu

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