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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of daven.


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  • Nodding and bending at the knees at prescribed junctures in the texts, they "davened" at various rates.

    Michele Somerville: Sex and the City of God, Part 3: Homophobia and the War on Eros

  • On Friday night, at the Western Wall, the young men davened, paises flying, black hats a blur.

    The Lampshade

  • December 2nd, 2009 2: 06pm Que pasa hombre?? you missed out hitler, stalin and pol pot - they secretly davened in a North London Bes Hamidresh disguised in beards and peyas but later were thrown out after being seen eating prawns out of a back copy of der sturmer at a Millwall match - please no spelling lessons!! non-prophet

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  • A friend related to her that Rachel Adler, a Jewish feminist, had davened (prayed), and donned a tallit (prayer shawl) and tefillin (phylacteries).

    Amy Eilberg.

  • Every morning before school for a year, she attended synagogue and davened.

    Bella Abzug.

  • I know a person with a non-Orthodox background who davened with them and was taught to lay tephillin by them when they visited the large shopping centre in a Jewish neighbourhood where he worked; he enjoyed their regular visits to his shop, but he was comfortable with his brand of Judaism (a committed non-Orthodox Jew and - dare I say it, Zionist) and so did not join the Lubavitcher movement.

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  • Even though we davened quickly, the man sang all the prayers.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • He was, for example famous for his criticism of other Rebbes of his day because the davened after the zman, flat out saying they are making a mistake.

    The King Without a Crown (or a yellow flag) | Jewschool

  • The truth is, is that the shul was closed when I got there, the congregation having davened earlier at 7:30.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Turns out some rabbis also were antsy unfocused messes of monkey mind when they davened!

    more prayer posting - Danya Ruttenberg


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