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To pray as a Jew : a guide to the prayer book and the synagogue service

Author: Hayim Donin
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [1980] ©1980
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hayim Donin
ISBN: 0465086284 9780465086283 0465086403 9780465086405 9780465086337 0465086330
OCLC Number: 6278819
Description: xxvii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The quest for spirituality --
To feel at home in the synagogue : knowing what to do --
The Shemoneh esrei : the Amidah of "eighteen" blessings --
The Amidah for the Sabbath and festivals --
Kedushah and other additions to the Amidah --
The Shema and its blessings --
The verses of song : pesukei d'zimra (the introductory prayers) --
The morning blessings : birkhot hashaḥar (the preliminary prayers) --
Supplications and other supplementary prayers --
The Kaddish --
Responses in prayer --
The Torah reading service --
Welcoming the Sabbath : Kabbalat Shabbat --
Prayers for special occasions --
The grace after meals : birkat hamazon --
The blessings before eating : birkhot hanehenin --
Home prayers for Sabbaths and festivals --
Rules relating to the prayer service --
The ethical dimension of Jewish prayer --
A table of Torah and Haftarah readings for the festivals and other special occasions.
Responsibility: Hayim Halevy Donin.
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Now beautifully packaged in a hardcover gift edition, "To Pray as a Jew" is an unsurpassed guide to prayer for beginners as well as the religiously observant. 7 illustrations. Ribbon bookmarker.  Read more...

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