By David Prashker

ISBN-10: 0615917666

ISBN-13: 9780615917665

“A Myrtle between Reeds” is a hugely own account of the character and background of Jewish prayer, rooted within the author's 25 years of expertise as a head of Jewish faculties, and as a standard prayer-leader. From getting up and about till the tip of Shacharit, Prashker takes the reader on a trip in the course of the whys and hows and whats of each Jewish prayer: their origins, their practices and their assorted reasons. This scholarly remark is pushed via one guiding query: if the Judaism that has existed for the earlier 2,000 years was once consciously confirmed as a “substitute throughout exile” by way 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 people who count number themselves as liberal, sleek and revolutionary besides, to re-think Jewish prayer and perform within the gentle of the institution of the kingdom of Israel.

This e-book is vital interpreting for each Jew, and for all who're attracted to Judaism, or the act of prayer in any shape. No spiritual tuition school room could 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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