To Pray As A Jew

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 fWhy 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.
To Pray As A Jew 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 pr

  • Title: To Pray As A Jew
  • Author: Hayim Halevy Donin
  • ISBN: 9780465086283
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “To Pray As A Jew”

    1. Judaism plays a major part in most of my novels, and surely in A FLOOD OF EVIL and the sequel I am currently writing. I have reached a point where an understanding of Jewish prayer has become important both for my Jewish character Anna Gorska and for the Catholic character Berthold Becker, as they struggle against the enclosing evil of Hitler's persecution of the Jews. I am going to try to express their pursuit of a connection with God through three of the prayers in the Shemoneh Esrei. Here are [...]

    2. Rabbi Donin gives the best, most detailed explanations of religious observances in friendly, laymen terms. This book, and To Be a Jew, are almost primers of how to live righteously and correctly according to the laws of Torah. Most beneficial to people who feel spiritually cheated by the Reform and Conservative American Jewish movements.

    3. I don't know if I'll ever be "done" reading this one. I'm going to have to return it to the library and buy my own copy, I think.

    4. A great read for anyone with questions about service. More of a reference guide, which can be read front-to-back or by topic. Makes a great gift, too (for children and adults). You know that tiny one sentence hint in the siddur that reads "Pound chest twice" or "Read silently"? This is would be an expanded version of that with explanation. For example, why do we sit, stand, bow etc during some prayers and not others? What are the different honors procedures on the binah (and why)? And many other [...]

    5. Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin is an amazingly talented author and teacher. His books on Judaism rival other modern greats, such as Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and Rabbi Harold Kushner. This book teaches us the basic prayer service, order of the siddur, and they why -in addition to the how. When read together with his book To Be a Jew, there seems to be more to learn than I can take in. I recommend reading this book, putting it down, then coming back to see how much more you can learn.

    6. This is what you need to know to engage with prayers and the praying community. Comprehensive without delving into the arcane. Well-balanced between practical performance issues and contextual explanations. Worth keeping on one's bookshelf to dip into again and again.

    7. A great how-to for learning the prayer service, though here and there written from an Orthodox perspective.

    8. This book shows that the ancient Jews were almost praying the same way as muslims are praying today. This confirms that the revelations given to the prophets Moses, David and up to Muhammad are of one source. After studying this book I read the Quran and was astonished how similar Judaism and Islam is. Since having read this book I see Islam totally different.

    9. I found this a very interesting and helpful book that helped me understand synagogue services a bit better, and that has helped me understand more about different prayers said at different occasions. A definite recommendation for those interested in Jewish prayer, the Hebrew words of prayers, and the goings-on in synagogues.

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