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Overview A fresh, contemporary interpretation of the ageless Judaic heritage--its traditions and laws--with a detailed guide to Jewish prayers, rituals, and teachings that also examines the role of prayer in our lives
Publishers Description Rabbi Donin offers a detailed guide to Jewish prayer which takes the reader through the entire prescribed course of Jewish liturgy, offering historical background, religious teaching, and practical instruction for each element of the service.Why do Jews pray? What is the role of prayer in their lives as moral and ethical beings? From the simplest details of how to comport oneself on entering a synagogue to the most profound and moving comments on the prayers themselves, Rabbi Donin guides the reader through the entire prescribed course of Jewish liturgy, passage by passage, ritual by ritual, in this handsome and indispensable guide to Jewish prayer, unexcelled for beginners as well as the religiously observant.
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Studio: Basic Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.3" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 11, 1991
Publisher Basic Books
ISBN 0465086330 ISBN13 9780465086337
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More About Hayim H. Donin
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about To Pray As A Jew: A Guide To The Prayer Book And The Synagogue Service?
Pretty good book Dec 25, 2007
I bought this to gain a deeper understanding of the history and meaning behind the different prayers one hears in shul or one recites during the day. Well, it worked. A logically arranged work of study that casts light on the what and why of the prayer services. It does get into the minutae, but not in a way that overwhelms.
very good book Aug 1, 2007
I'm very pleased with the material enclosed in this book. It's an useful instrument for people persuing conversion to Judaism as well for Jews in process of learning about the liturgy at the Synagogue and getting familiar with the Blessings and Prayer Book(Siddur).
To Pray As a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service May 8, 2007
To Pray As a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service
Excellent and informative Jul 27, 2006
I was raised in an orthodox household but always had questions about certain ritual affairs and activities that occured in a shul. Not only did this book answer many of my questions, it even went further and discussed the morning prayers. This book should be a MUST read. In fact, I liked it so much, I gave it to my younger brother and his wife (as PART of a larger wedding gift package). I truly recommend it.
True to Form Jul 5, 2006
A very good explanation of the Siddur ... why certain items are included and their historical back drop. A nice discussion also of how the Sephardic tradition differs from the Ashkenazic.