Stories (and informative background information) for almost every prayer in the weekday and Shabbat siddur. Perfect for teachers of prayer, rabbis, cantors, service leaders, junior congregation facilitators, and camp educators looking to infuse worship with a sense of meaning and wonder. Matches perfectly with stories in S'fatai Tiftah, ...
Stories (and informative background information) for almost every prayer in the weekday and Shabbat siddur.
Perfect for teachers of prayer, rabbis, cantors, service leaders, junior congregation facilitators, and camp educators looking to infuse worship with a sense of meaning and wonder.
Matches perfectly with stories in S'fatai Tiftah, Journeys Through the Siddur, and Pirkei T'filah.
Appropriate for Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, modern Orthodox, and non-denominational settings.
Every prayer has a story. When the rabbis of the Talmud wanted to explain what a prayer means they told the story of the first time a prayer was said. They would root each prayer in the spiritual history of major Jewish figures. By knowing these stories, we get a sense of what each prayer should mean to us. By speaking of famous moments that were human breakthroughs with God, we get to look at our own relationship with God.
In this book Joel Lurie Grishaver presents an introduction to almost every prayer in the siddur and stories that root the prayer in the heart. Here is an original way of looking at the liturgy and unfolding the meaning that is to be found there. Are you a rabbi, an educator, a camp person, a youth group leader, a Jew who wants to find prayer meaningful? Here is a book you need, a book that will expand your resources and understanding.Torah Aura Productions publishes books for Jewish schools and families that help celebrate our heritage and our faith. We have over 25 years of experience as the leading creator of high quality educational materials that enable Jewish children to become empowered Jewish adults. Our books guide and enhance the Jewish knowledge, spirituality and identity of children and their families, and our innovative tools bring Judaism alive in synagogues, Hebrew schools, and day schools. Torah Aura Productions was founded in 1981 by a group of innovative Jewish educators who looked out at the field of Jewish education and found materials that were shallow and dull. They started a company to create new tools for families and teachers that would be exciting and meaningful. For more than two decades, Torah Aura has revolutionized the way Jewish schools enable their students to become empowered Jewish adults, and has helped families make Judaism a meaningful presence in their homes. Some of the areas we publish in:- Torah and Bible- Talmud- Jewish teaching- Jewish parenting- Jewish ethics and values- Jewish holidays- the Jewish lifecycle- Israel- Hebrew- Jewish prayerTorah Aura Productions: Making success in Jewish education an achievable reality.