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Shacharit (shah-cha-reet) — lit., Of dawn; morning prayer service
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Introduction to Morning Prayers/Shacharit (Weekday): Order of Prayers
Introduction to Morning Prayers/Shacharit (Weekday): Order of Prayers
Here is a typical order of waking/morning prayers for weekdays (many...
When To Pray: Shacharit: What Time To Begin
Very Early Shacharit: How To Begin
If you must say shacharit very early:      1....
Shema: What To Wear
What To Wear for Shema in Shacharit
Men should wear a talit katan (for married men, also wear...
Shema: What To Say
Men and Shema in Shacharit
Men must say shema in shacharit and the blessings before and after....
When To Pray: Shacharit: What Time To Finish
When To Pray: Shacharit: What Time To Finish
You must say the shema no later than the end of the third...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: When Not To Say
Tachanun is related to judgment. Tachanun is NOT said at times of...
When To Pause or Join Minyan
When To Pause or Join Minyan: Regular Shacharit
Shema When the minyan reaches the shema in shacharit:...
Pre-Prayer: Greeting People
Pre-Shacharit: Greeting People
Greeting people before shacharit is OK; just don’t go out your...
Minyan: Keeping Pace: Shacharit Minyan
What To Skip To Catch Up in Shacharit
If you arrive late for a shacharit minyan , or if you are lagging...
When To Pray: Shacharit: What Time To Begin
Introduction: Shacharit: When To Begin
B’di’avad , you can say shema and amida as early as 72...
When To Pray: Shacharit: What Time To Begin
Shacharit: Earliest Time for Blessings over Tefilin and Tzitzit
Earliest time to say blessings over tefilin and tzitzit/talit is...
Shema: What To Say
Women and Shema in Shacharit
Women are not required to say the full shema or the blessings before...
When To Pray: Shacharit: L'Olam Yihei Adam
Shacharit: Might Return To Sleep and Miss Latest Time To Say Shema
SITUATION You wake up after daybreak, but you might go back to...
Tachanun
Shacharit: Tachanun: How To Say
See the Tachanun Section in How To Pray in Synagogue .
Psalm of the Day/Shir Shel Yom
Shacharit: Psalm of the Day/Shir Shel Yom: Daytime
You may fulfill your requirement of saying Psalm of the Day (shir shel...
Tefilin: When To Touch
Tefilin: When To Touch: Shacharit
When praying on weekday mornings, touch and “kiss” the...
When To Pause or Join Minyan
When To Pause or Join Minyan: Shabbat/Jewish Festival Shacharit
If the leader gets to kedusha on Shabbat or Jewish festival...
Shacharit: Shema: When To Say Shema Blessings
Shacharit: Shema: El Melech Ne'eman
Situation You are not with a minyan . You begin saying...
Introduction to Avinu Malkeinu to Psalms
Introduction to Avinu Malkeinu to Psalms
It was not traditional for women or girls to say any of...
When to Pray: Traveler's Questions
When To Pray: Traveler's Questions: Crossing from Day-Night or Night-Day
Always say the prayer service based on the day and time where...
How Long Shiv'a (and Shloshim) Lasts
Duration of Shiv'a (and Shloshim)
Shiv’a lasts seven days. Shloshim lasts 30 days, beginning...
Avinu Malkeinu
When To Say Avinu Malkeinu
Say avinu malkeinu , even if you are praying by yourself, after...
Shema: What To Say
Amen before Shema
Some say the pre- shema blessing in shacharit or ma’ariv with...
Shema: What To Say
Starting Shema before Prayer Leader Says
If you are late to shacharit or ma’ariv minyan and start the...
Amida Errors: Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata Echad/Rashei Chodashim/Ata Vichartanu
Amida Errors: Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata Echad/Rashei Chodashim/Ata Vichartanu
What : Chonein HaDaat/Yismach Moshe/Tikanta Shabbat/Ata...
Shloshim: Kiddush
Kiddush Club during Shloshim
A mourner during shloshim (or the rest of the mourner's year)...
Women: Minimum to Pray
Women: Minimum to Pray
The minimum amount of prayer that women and girls 12 years old and up...
Ga'al Yisrael/ HaMelech Bi'Chvodo
Saying Ga'al Yisrael with Leader or Amen
The prayer leader should say out loud the blessing preceding the amida...
Hallel
Order of Prayers with Hallel
To say hallel on Shabbat and Jewish festivals : You do...
Havdala: When To Say
Waking Up for Ma'ariv and Havdala...
If you went to sleep before sunset on Saturday and planned to wake up...
When To Pray: Shacharit: Shemoneh Esrei/Amida
When To Say Morning Amida
Say the morning amida by the first third of the day (by the 4 th...
Psalm 27/L'David Adonai Ori V'Yish'i
When To Say Psalm 27/L'David Adonai Ori V'Yish'i
Begin saying L'David Adonai ori v'yish'i (Psalm 27) on the...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Amida
A talit is required only when saying the amida prayer, but the...
Talit Gadol: When To Wear
Talit Gadol: Married Men
Once a man has been married, he must wear a talit when saying...
Talit Gadol: Blessing
Talit Gadol: Blessing between Bar'chu and Amida
Situation You began shacharit on your way to synagogue and are...
Blessings: How Many To Say
100 Blessings on Shabbat and Jewish Festivals
On Shabbat and some Jewish festivals , you might want to fulfill...
Introduction to Prayers
Introduction to Prayers
Prayer brings us closer to God.  When we ask for things from God,...
Jewish Festivals: Shacharit: Eating Before
Eating before Jewish Festival Midday
As on Shabbat , don’t fast on Jewish festivals (except Yom...
Jewish Festivals: Shacharit: Eating Before
Eating before Making Jewish Festival Kiddush
As on Shabbat , you may eat non- mezonot and non-bread food before...
Jewish Festivals: Shacharit: Eating After
Eating Only after Jewish Festival Kiddush
As on Shabbat , once you have said the amida of Jewish festival...
SIDDUR GUIDE: How To Pray in Synagogue
Introduction to How To Pray in Synagogue
The synagogue ( shul ) prayer service may confuse the unfamiliar....
Tefilin: Removing
Tefilin: Removing: Earliest Time
The earliest time to remove tefilin on normal weekdays is after saying...
Amida: Errors: Tashlumin
Introduction to Amida: Errors: Tashlumin
Introduction to Missed Amida/Tashlumim If you accidentally miss any...
Rosh Chodesh: Ya'aleh V'Yavo
Ya'aleh V'Yavo on Rosh Chodesh
If you forgot (or are not sure if you said) ya’aleh v’yavo...
Pre-Prayer: Attire
Praying in a Kittel on Rosh Hashana
For those who have the custom of wearing a kittel on Rosh Hashana ,...
Pre-Prayer: Charity
Charity To Enhance Prayers
It is an enhancement of our prayers to give charity at shacharit...
Set Prayers: Ma'ariv
Saying HaMelech BiChvodo with Prayer Leader
As with the blessing ga’al yisrael in shacharit , the prayer...
Minyan: Keeping Pace: Shacharit Minyan
If Arrive Late on Shabbat or Jewish Festival Morning
If you are late to minyan on Shabbat (or Jewish festival)...
Eating before Shabbat Shacharit
Eating before Making Shabbat Kiddush
You may eat non- mezonot and non-bread food before praying Shabbat...
Eating after Shabbat Shacharit
Eating before Shabbat Midday
Don’t fast on Shabbat (except Yom Kippur !) past halachic...
Eating after Shabbat Shacharit
Eating Only after Fulfilling Shabbat Kiddush Requirements
Once you have said the amida of Shabbat shacharit , you may not eat...
Shabbat: Second Meal
How To Fulfill Eating Shabbat Second Meal
You must eat a second meal on Shabbat (or Jewish festival ) day...
Tum'a: Removal: Washing Water
Tum'a: Praying if No Water for Handwashing
If there is no water to wash hands, even after sleeping, you still say...

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