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Question: Why do many people sway back and forth while praying?  I’ve seen others who do not and this seems more respectful to me. Is either way the correct way or the better way? AskTheRabbi.org answered: Both are correct and acceptable. The deciding factor is which way helps a person to have better concentration on the prayer. Swaying during prayer (and Torah study) – is often called “shuckling” – and is a widespread and ...

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