Symposium: Addressing Contemporary Struggles with Prayer
In recent years, there has been a proliferation of new editions of siddurim (with innovative commentaries) for holiday, weekday, and Shabbat prayers. Moreover, new forms or styles of prayer services have become more popular in the Orthodox community. Presumably, this reflects the continued attempt to maintain the relevance and impact of prayer for the Jewish people. Thus, we asked guest contributors to respond to the following prompt relating to Jewish prayer:
1) What is your assessment of Orthodoxy’s ongoing struggle with enhancing prayer on a communal, institutional, or individual level?
2) What means or techniques to enhancing prayer do you see as the most promising at this moment, and why?