The Bedtime Shema app is a fun and interactive learning aid for Jewish children. The purpose of the app is to help children learn to say the Bedtime Shema, the. The bedtime prayers are structured around the Shema which many Jews believe will protect them for the afterlife if they unexpectedly die while sleeping. I know that a Jew is to say the Shema prayer twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. But I recently saw mentioned that it is said a third time, at bedtime.

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But I recently saw mentioned that it is said a third time, at bedtime. Here, poised between waking and sleep, I give up strife and contention. I know that a Jew is to say the Shema prayer twice a day – in the morning and in the evening. Blessed be the name of his glorious majesty forever and ever. Give me this night your perfect gift of sleep. Learn more and register. What’s this all about?

Is the topic discussed at all? Join our New Ritualwell Network Immersion. Skip to main content. Here is the text of “HaMapil”: Help me find rest and renewal.


Subscribe to our email list for announcements of new rituals, Jewish inspiration, online classes, and more! That leaves the body “unprotected,” so to speak, so we say the Shema and the blessing Hamapil to counteract that.

Does the Torah permit cousin marriages? I close my eyes, trusting in your forgiveness where I have fallen short today. Grant me light so that I do not sleep the sleep of death, for it is You who illumines and enlightens. May the angel Michael be at my right, and the angel Gabriel be at my left; and in front of me the angel Uriel, and behind me the angel Raphael You shall inscribe them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

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Remove all adversaries from before us and from behind us, and shelter us in the shadow of Your wings. Blessing for Putting on a Tallit. Scholars used to teach that during the night demons come searching for innocent souls, however, completing these prayers would protect the from such dangers. Top 10 Jokes about Chelm.

You shall love Adonai your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might.

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I recently stumbled on an anti-Semitic website and they had a whole list of Talmud sayings that sound very non-PC. Blessing for the Seas and Oceans. A Match Made in Heaven.

Ineffable one, this ordinary day was tinged with mystery because I trusted I could take new paths. Thank you for today and its lessons.

Or is the better translation — Go into yourself, you are the land I will show you, you are the land you do not know – this is the journeying toward becoming a blessing. Spread over us Your Sukkah of peace, direct us with Your good counsel, and save us for Your own Name’s sake. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you are sitting at home and when you go on a journey, when you lie down and when you rise up.


Thank you, Truthful one, who today helped me see I must struggle toward truth but will never know all truths. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be frontlets between your eyes. Due to limited resources, the Ask the Rabbi service is intended for Jews of little background with nowhere else to turn.

Used by permission of author. Which journey did I take today? As I surrender myself to sleep, help me cleanse myself of striving and struggle.

Jewish Prayers: Bedtime Prayers

bectime And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. Unseen one, thank you for a day in which I saw hints of your presence – if – when I turned my eyes up and out.

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