To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service
To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service  -     By: Hayim Halevy Donin
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 5.30 X 7.90 X 1.10 (inches)
ISBN: 0465086330
ISBN-13: 9780465086337

Publisher's Description

Rabbi Donin offers a detailed guide to Jewish prayer which takes the reader through the entire prescribed course of Jewish liturgy, offering historical background, religious teaching, and practical instruction for each element of the service.Why do Jews pray? What is the role of prayer in their lives as moral and ethical beings? From the simplest details of how to comport oneself on entering a synagogue to the most profound and moving comments on the prayers themselves, Rabbi Donin guides the reader through the entire prescribed course of Jewish liturgy, passage by passage, ritual by ritual, in this handsome and indispensable guide to Jewish prayer, unexcelled for beginners as well as the religiously observant.

Author Bio

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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