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The structure of the Siddur

Author: Stephen R Schach
Publisher: Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using computer graphics to illustrate the structure of the Siddur, the author has harnessed modern technology to help explain and understand a book that is centuries old. If someone wishes to have a word-for-word understanding of a prayer, he or she can read the English translation of that prayer in the Siddur. However, such a word-for-word translationthe content of a prayer - makes little sense unless the context
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Schach, Stephen R.
Structure of the Siddur.
Northvale, N.J. : Jason Aronson, ©1996
(OCoLC)645828124
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen R Schach
ISBN: 1568219741 9781568219745
OCLC Number: 35758101
Description: xvi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What Is Structure? --
2. Translation, Transliteration, and Terminology --
3. The Structure of Every Service --
4. The Structure of B'rachot --
5. The Structure of the Shabbat Amidah --
6. The Structure of the Weekday Amidah --
7. The Structure of the Amidah for Festivals --
8. The Structure of K'riat Sh'ma --
9. The Structure of Commonly Occurring Components --
10. The Structure of Components from the Psalms --
11. The Structure of K'riat haTorah --
12. The Structure of the Afternoon Service --
13. The Structure of Kabbalat Shabbat --
14. The Structure of the Evening Service --
15. The Structure of the Preliminary Morning Service --
16. The Structure of the Morning Service --
17. The Structure of the Additional Service --
18. The Structure of the Amidah for the Additional Service on Rosh haShanah.
Responsibility: Stephen R. Schach.

Abstract:

Using computer graphics to illustrate the structure of the Siddur, the author has harnessed modern technology to help explain and understand a book that is centuries old. If someone wishes to have a word-for-word understanding of a prayer, he or she can read the English translation of that prayer in the Siddur. However, such a word-for-word translationthe content of a prayer - makes little sense unless the context of that prayer is fully comprehended.

The emphasis in The Structure of the Siddur is on the structure of the service. In order to simplify explanations, the author has created many easy-to-use charts. The primary item on virtually every page is a diagram that illustrates some aspect of the structure of the service; the words on the page are essentially an explanation of the diagram.

A second expository technique used is top-down presentation. Each chapter begins with a chart showing the overall structure of the topic of that chapter, for example, the Shabbat Amidah. This initial diagram highlights the major components of the Shabbat Amidah. Next, each major component in turn is presented in terms of its constituent subcomponents. Then, each of these subcomponents is presented.

Thus, starting with the "big picture" and working down toward the details, the reader can clearly see how each part of the Shabbat Amidah fits together to form the whole. Another feature of this book is that advanced material has been separated from the body of the text into notes headed "For the Maven." In this way, the book caters to both average and erudite readers.

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