Judaism 101

Learn the basics and gain confidence about Jewish holidays and traditions.

Mi Shebeirach: The Jewish Prayer of Healing

The Mi Shebeirach is the Jewish prayer for healing. In this video, learn the meaning and rituals around this prayer with Rabbi Reni Dickman, the Director of InterfaithFamily in Chicago.

While the Mi Shebeirach is most often recited during a Jewish service, you can say (or sing) this prayer anywhere you’d like. It could be at the bedside of a loved one or outside in nature. You also can recite the prayer to anyone you’d like. They don’t have to be Jewish to receive your love and support.

This video was created at the Chicago Rabbinic Writers Lab, a program where 10 rabbis wrote Introduction to Tefillah videos in chevruta as a group.This series breaks down and explains major Jewish prayers so you can feel more knowledgeable and comfortable while attending a Jewish service.

Find more videos about Jewish prayers and blessings here.

For more great ways to learn about this subject, check out these resources.

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