The importance of a Hug

Video made in Brazil (subtitled in English) shows how people behave differently when somebody asks them a hug.

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Amidah: the Eighteen blessings

The Amidah (Hebrew: תפילת העמידה, Tefilat HaAmidah “The Standing Prayer”), also called the Shmoneh Esreh (שמנה עשרה, Shmoneh Esreh “The Eighteen,” in reference to the original number of constituent blessings; there are now nineteen), is the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy. This prayer, among others, is found in the siddur, the traditional Jewish prayer book. Read More

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