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Why do Jews sway while praying?

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Here are two explanations given by Jewish tradition: a) King David writes (Psalms 35:10), "All of my limbs shall proclaim: Who is like You..." When we praise God, we do so with all of our being: the mind, heart, and mouth express the prayer through speech, and the rest of the body does so by moving. Every fiber of our self is involved in connecting to our Creator. b) "The soul of man is a candle of God" (Proverbs 20:27). The candle's flame constantly sways and flickers as it attempts to tear free of its wick and ascend on high. Our soul is also engaged in a constant effort to escape the corporeality of this mundane world and cleave to its Godly source. This is especially true in the course of prayer, those islands in time when we concentrate and focus on our relationship with God. Our body mirrors this effort as it sways back and forth like a flame.

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1 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = ""
2 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "As someone who spent his entire life immersed in Jewish education, I can tell you that the swaying is not taught in Hebrew school but is a natural response to Jewish prayer. I have personally witnessed people who have never prayed before, begin to sway when they read the words of the Hebrew prayer book for the first time. I'm not sure if other religions have the same experience but from what I've seen, people from other faiths tend to sit still when praying."
3 Jose Hernandez = "Although I am a Christian, I am very observant of many Jewish practices. I observe the Shabbat in the same fashion as the Orthodox Jewish people, observe all of the L-rd feasts (Pesach, Chag Hamotzi, Yom Habikkurim, Shavu'ot, Yom Teru'ah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Hanukkah). It has been a eight years journey and as time goes by I continue incorporating more. I know many Christians that in their prayer time they sway. That is something that perhaps I should add as well.  "