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A Myrtle Among Reeds by David Prashker

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 off the bed till the top of Shacharit, Prashker takes the reader on a trip during the whys and hows and whats of each Jewish prayer: their origins, their practices and their various reasons. This scholarly observation is pushed by means of one guiding query: if the Judaism that has existed for the prior 2,000 years used to be consciously validated as a “substitute throughout the time of exile” via 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” whilst the exile has ended? Prashker bargains a problem to conventional Jews, and to people who count number themselves as liberal, smooth and innovative to boot, to re-think Jewish prayer and perform within the mild of the institution of the kingdom of Israel.

This e-book is vital analyzing for each Jew, and for all who're attracted to Judaism, or the act of prayer in any shape. No non secular institution lecture room might be with out 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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