This book features the authentic Hebrew text with a new translation designed to let people know exactly what the prayers say. Introductions tell the reader what to look for in the prayer service, as well as how to truly use the commentaries, to search for---and find---meaning in the prayer book. Framed with beautifully designed Talmudstyle pages, commentaries from 10 of today's most respected Jewish scholars from all movements of Judaism examine the Amidah from the perspectives of ancient Rabbis and modern theologians, as well as feminist, halakhic, Talmudic, linguistic, biblical, Chasidic, mystical, and historical perspectives.
Designed to help make Jewish prayer accessible, informative, and inspiring to today's worshipers, this book in the popular series focuses on the familiar "Amidah". This clear, new translation opens up the many facets of the "Amidah" liturgy to modern worshipers.