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By David Prashker

“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 standard prayer-leader. From getting away from bed till the top of Shacharit, Prashker takes the reader on a trip throughout the whys and hows and whats of each Jewish prayer: their origins, their practices and their diversified reasons. This scholarly statement is pushed through one guiding query: if the Judaism that has existed for the prior 2,000 years was once consciously tested as a “substitute in the course of 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 factitious” whilst the exile has ended? Prashker bargains a problem to conventional Jews, and to people who count number themselves as liberal, sleek and innovative in addition, to re-think Jewish prayer and perform within the mild of the institution of the kingdom of Israel.

This booklet is vital interpreting for each Jew, and for all who're attracted to Judaism, or the act of prayer in any shape. No spiritual institution school room will 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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By David Prashker

“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 standard prayer-leader. From getting away from bed till the top of Shacharit, Prashker takes the reader on a trip throughout the whys and hows and whats of each Jewish prayer: their origins, their practices and their diversified reasons. This scholarly statement is pushed through one guiding query: if the Judaism that has existed for the prior 2,000 years was once consciously tested as a “substitute in the course of 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 factitious” whilst the exile has ended? Prashker bargains a problem to conventional Jews, and to people who count number themselves as liberal, sleek and innovative in addition, to re-think Jewish prayer and perform within the mild of the institution of the kingdom of Israel.

This booklet is vital interpreting for each Jew, and for all who're attracted to Judaism, or the act of prayer in any shape. No spiritual institution school room will 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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