To Pray As a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service

To Pray As a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service

by Hayim H. Donin
     
 

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Why do Jews pray? What is the role of prayer in their lives? From how to comport oneself on entering a synagogue to the most profound comments on the prayers themselves, Rabbi Donin's guide to Jewish prayer leads the reader through the entire course of Jewish liturgy. Unsurpassed for beginners as well as the religiously observant, this book is an indispensable guide…  See more details below

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Why do Jews pray? What is the role of prayer in their lives? From how to comport oneself on entering a synagogue to the most profound comments on the prayers themselves, Rabbi Donin's guide to Jewish prayer leads the reader through the entire course of Jewish liturgy. Unsurpassed for beginners as well as the religiously observant, this book is an indispensable guide to a fuller comprehension of the ritual practices and to the vast treasure embedded in Jewish tradition.

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Hadassah Magazine
A lucid and sensitive guide for those who would like to pray Jewishly but don't know how.... A boon to both Jewish teachers and laymen.
Publishers Weekly
To Pray As a Jew, Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin's companion to his classic work To Be a Jew, will be reissued in September by Basic Books. The book functions as an accessible guide to the prayer book and the synagogue service, covering every detail of Jewish prayer and ritual. Donin answers such specific questions as: What religious objects are kissed before use? What are the 18 blessings of the Shemoneh Esrei? What are the roles of the gabbaim during the service? This definitive guide to the siddur, published just in time for the High Holy Days, will be deeply appreciated by a new generation of readers. (Sept. 15) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465086283
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/18/2001
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.53(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.33(d)

Meet the Author

Hayim Halevy Donin established himself as an incomparable teacher and interpreter of Jewish law and practice through his classic book To Be a Jew. For twenty years he was Rabbi of Congregation B’nai David in Southfield, Michigan, where he was also Adjunct Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Detroit. Rabbi Donin held a Ph.D. in Education and was also the founder and president of the Akiva Hebrew Day School in Detroit.

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