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David Prashker's A Myrtle Among Reeds PDF

By David Prashker

ISBN-10: 0615917666

ISBN-13: 9780615917665

“A Myrtle between Reeds” is a hugely own account of the character and historical past of Jewish prayer, rooted within the author's 25 years of expertise as a head of Jewish colleges, and as a typical prayer-leader. From getting up and doing till the tip of Shacharit, Prashker takes the reader on a trip during the whys and hows and whats of each Jewish prayer: their origins, their practices and their various reasons. This scholarly remark is pushed through one guiding query: if the Judaism that has existed for the prior 2,000 years used to be consciously proven as a “substitute throughout exile” via the Talmudic Rabbis, as the Jews had misplaced their sovereignty within the land of Israel and the Temple was once destroyed, why are Jews nonetheless “playing the synthetic” whilst the exile has ended? Prashker deals a problem to standard Jews, and to people who count number themselves as liberal, sleek and innovative to boot, to re-think Jewish prayer and perform within the gentle of the institution of the country of Israel.

This ebook is vital examining for each Jew, and for all who're attracted to Judaism, or the act of prayer in any shape. No non secular tuition lecture room can be with out it.

“The Day of Atonement”, exploring the prayers and rituals of Yom Kippur, offers a sister-volume to “A Myrtle between Reeds”.

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