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To Pray As A Jew

To Pray As A Jew

A Guide To The Prayer Book And The Synagogue Service

A distinguished guide to Jewish prayer

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 Hayim Halevy Donin guides readers of To Pray as a Jew 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, To Pray as a Jew is intended to show the way, to enlighten, and hopefully to inspire.

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Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit / Religion / Judaism / Rituals & Practice

On Sale: October 11th 1991

Price: $19.99 / $25.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 416

ISBN-13: 9780465086337

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"A lucid and sensitive guide for those who would like to pray Jewishly but don't know how.... A boon to both Jewish teachers and laymen."—Hadassah Magazine
"The book functions as an accessible guide to the prayer book and the synagogue service, covering every detail of Jewish prayer and ritual.... This definitive guide to the siddur...will be deeply appreciated by a new generation of readers."—Publishers Weekly
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