Strangers may be traveling through town, and the shul is the place where they should feel their loneliness lifted and be welcomed among their people.
In our prayer, we ask God to attend to and provide for our needs.
Her book Angels at the table: a Practical Guide to Celebrating Shabbat takes readers through the rituals of Shabbat and more, explaining the full beautiful spectrum of Jewish traditions with warmth and humor.
It has been praised as "life-changing", a modern classic, and used in classes and discussion groups around the world. If you neglected to count the Omer in the evening, and did remember to count the following day, then the next evening you should continue the count as usual, with a blessing.
A nice place to start would be the Dao-Dao Islands some seven to ten minutes away from the seaport, when riding a motorboat.
It is a rather big island, with an area size of about 1.1057 hectares.
The Talmud states that God relates to people according to how they relate to others.
When they are concerned with providing for others' needs, they thereby merit Divine concern for their own needs.
No wonder the Talmud stresses the greater efficacy of communal prayer.