Q & A


Women want answers to questions

Can I talk to G-d?

  • Yes
  • Except in places that are not appropriate like the bathroom


Can I eat with my kids & then daven after I get them settled?

  • Yes
  • You can have food if it gives you more strength to have concentration (kavana)
    when you pray


Can I wear a robe when I'm praying?

  • Yes
  • If it's a nice clean robe


Is it ok to say part of the davening when I'm driving?

  • No you can't concentrate (have kavanah) when you are driving
  • You may pray (daven) until Baruch Sha 'awmar & have a break for an hour & then finish
  • You can't drive car pool during this break
  • You may pray (daven) until Shemoneh Esrei & have a break for an hour & then finish


Can I say Shma while I'm washing dishes or doing laundry?

  • No
  • You should shorten your davening if you don't have enough time to say all of it with full concentration (kavana)


How can I make my davening meaningful
if I don’t know enough Hebrew to understand what I’m saying?

  • Take it one prayer at a time
  • Use a Linear siddur that has English translation under each word
  • There are many words that are repeated often
  • Daven using the English translation of the Hebrew

    Review the prayer line by line at first checking the translation of each Hebrew word
    When you understand the meaning of 1 line start working on the next line, etc.


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Questions are answered by orthodox Rabbis
including Rabbis who who are Rosh Yeshivas

Please consult your Rabbi if you need additional information


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