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

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Basic Books, 1980 - Religion - 384 pages
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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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User Review  - Roxanne - Goodreads

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. Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca Wright - Goodreads

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. Read full review

About the author (1980)

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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