A Myrtle Among Reeds by David Prashker PDF

By David Prashker

ISBN-10: 0615917666

ISBN-13: 9780615917665

“A Myrtle between Reeds” is a hugely own account of the character and heritage of Jewish prayer, rooted within the author's 25 years of expertise as a head of Jewish colleges, and as a customary prayer-leader. From getting up and about until eventually the top of Shacharit, Prashker takes the reader on a trip during the whys and hows and whats of each Jewish prayer: their origins, their practices and their various reasons. This scholarly observation is pushed by means of one guiding query: if the Judaism that has existed for the previous 2,000 years used to be consciously tested as a “substitute for the period of exile” by means of the Talmudic Rabbis, as the Jews had misplaced their sovereignty within the land of Israel and the Temple was once destroyed, why are Jews nonetheless “playing the bogus” while the exile has ended? Prashker bargains a problem to conventional Jews, and to those that count number themselves as liberal, glossy and innovative in addition, to re-think Jewish prayer and perform within the gentle of the institution of the country of Israel.

This ebook is vital interpreting for each Jew, and for all who're drawn to Judaism, or the act of prayer in any shape. No spiritual university lecture room might be with no it.

“The Day of Atonement”, exploring the prayers and rituals of Yom Kippur, offers a sister-volume to “A Myrtle between Reeds”.

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