Alternative Tefilot: thinking about the soul of prayer
This blog post was written by Josh Kulp, Rosh Yeshiva, Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem and our Rosh Bet Midrash for Camp Ramah New England:
Three years ago Rabbi Arielle Rosen, certainly a Ramah Hall of Fame Rosh Edah, stood in front of the staff during shavua hachanah (staff week) and taught that all tefillah boils down to expressing three types of feelings–wow, please and thanks. We are amazed and in awe of the world we live in–the wonders of creation. We recognize that our lives are not perfect and that we are needy creatures. And we appreciate the gifts that we have been given. That’s it. Three simple ideas.