To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service

by Hayim Donin

Book, 1980



Call number

230 DON



New York : Basic Books, c1980.


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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LibraryThing member nproenza
This is a great reference guide for those people interested in the format and do's and don'ts within an Orthodox Jewish prayer service. Helpful resource for Baal Teshuva's and converts.
LibraryThing member AniIma
WONDERFIL! A MUST READ FOR EVERY JEW! A recommended read for anyone who would like to learn about how Jews pray (Davin), and certain other customs surrounding our culture. There is Hebrew involved, but there is a phonetical transliteration for those who do not speak or read Hebrew. The book gives
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some insight to similarities, while still maintaining milenia of our rich, rich Hebrew Culture and Religious background. Perhaps archaic to some, this has sustained billions since antiqiuity. I enjoy this book, even now, as I can still page through this book for information, reference, and for prayer ( Tefilah). I own this book, and I intend to read and and use it as a guide as long as I am able.
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