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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 faculties, and as a customary prayer-leader. From getting up and about till the top 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 diversified reasons. This scholarly observation is pushed through one guiding query: if the Judaism that has existed for the previous 2,000 years used to be consciously verified as a “substitute during exile” through the Talmudic Rabbis, as the Jews had misplaced their sovereignty within the land of Israel and the Temple used to be destroyed, why are Jews nonetheless “playing the synthetic” while the exile has ended? Prashker deals a problem to standard Jews, and to people who count number themselves as liberal, sleek and revolutionary besides, to re-think Jewish prayer and perform within the mild of the institution of the nation of Israel.

This e-book is vital examining for each Jew, and for all who're drawn to Judaism, or the act of prayer in any shape. No non secular university lecture room could be with out it.

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

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