The good news is that you’ll always know which way to pray with the Incredible Jerusalem Compass.
The bad news is that you may have been facing the wrong way all this time, even at shul:
According to the JPost, the married father of six (does this post warrant a “Jewish Superpapa” title?) who invented the solid brass, battery-free compass, has tested it on numerous synagogues and found them “significantly off the mark” even in Israel.
“Most Diaspora Jews face the traditional Mizrah (East) when they pray, but if you face east and pray in Florida, Toronto or London, you will be facing totally different spots,” he explained. (Full story.)
For 25 bucks, his invention assures that we can now point our prayers in the right direction. Amen!