Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Koren Pub
Total Pages: 1244
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9789653011465
ISBN 13: 9653011464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review:

The Koren siddur, originally published in 1981, has been completely re-typeset for maximum clarity and legibility. Teams of rabbis, scholars, and designers from Israel, North America, and Britain have worked for nearly three years updating and researching every subtlety of the Hebrew text. Rabbinic experts and gabbaim have reviewed all the halachic issues and nuances that distinguish prayer in Israel from prayer in the Diaspora. Proudly reflecting the centrality of Israel, the siddur contains prayers for the Jewish state, its soldiers, and holidays. With a poetic English translation and illuminating commentary by the outstanding teacher of English-speaking Jewry, Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, this siddur will inspire prayerful devotion. Compact size is ideal for students, travel, and in talit and tefilin bags, covered in dark slate Skivertex soft cover binding.

Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Koren Pub
Total Pages: 1085
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9789653013421
ISBN 13: 9653013424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review:

Nusaḥ ashkenaz - Hebrew/Inglish High Holiday Prayer Book.

Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Koren Pub
Total Pages: 1085
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9789653013421
ISBN 13: 9653013424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review:

Nusaḥ ashkenaz - Hebrew/Inglish High Holiday Prayer Book.

Entering the High Holy Days

Entering the High Holy Days
Author: Reuven Hammer
Publsiher: Jewish Publication Society
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2005-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780827608214
ISBN 13: 0827608217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entering the High Holy Days Book Review:

The High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur -- are for many Jews the highlight of the Jewish year. The liturgy for the Days of Awe are the longest and most complex of the year, leaving a large number of attendees without a complete understanding of the occasion's significance. Entering The High Holy Days provides historical background and interpretation of the ideas, practices, and liturgy and lends them contemporary relevance to today's Jews. Reuven Hammer received his ordination and doctorate in theology from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He is the former president of the Rabbinical Assembly and head of the Rabbinical Court of the Masorti Movement.

Celebrating Life

Celebrating Life
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 9781472974365
ISBN 13: 1472974360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrating Life Book Review:

Author: Chaim Stern
Publsiher: CCAR Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780881230703
ISBN 13: 0881230707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review:

Gates of Repentance with services, readings, meditations and songs for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, now contains contemporary, gender-inclusive language throughout and will replace the existing edition as the High Holy Day prayerbook of the Reform Movement. This newly revised edition has been designed for compatibility on a page-by-page basis with the previous edition to ensure maximum consistency and to enable side-by-side use in your congregation. Like its companion, Gates of Prayer, this volume combines the old with the new and affords each congregation latitude in establishing its own patterns of worship.

Author: Koren Publishers
Publsiher: Koren Publishers
Total Pages: 1592
Release: 2018-07-23
ISBN 10: 9789653019591
ISBN 13: 9653019597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Review:

This new Mahzor combines the Teffilot for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur into one convenient volume, save space and money. This Mahzor features the translation and selected commentaries from Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. The Mazhor design brings out the inner meaning of the High Holidays prayers by aligning the Hebrew and English texts, highlighting key words, distinguishing poetry from prose, and using beautiful fonts created by master typographer Eliyahu Koren. Rabbi Sacks' translation brings readers closer than ever before to the authentic meaning of the Hebrew text, while his commentary provides new ways of understanding and experiencing the High Holiday service.

A Letter in the Scroll

A Letter in the Scroll
Author: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-04-16
ISBN 10: 9780743267427
ISBN 13: 0743267427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Letter in the Scroll Book Review:

For too long, Jews have defined themselves in light of the bad things that have happened to them. And it is true that, many times in the course of history, they have been nearly decimated: when the First and Second Temples were destroyed, when the Jews were expelled from Spain, when Hitler proposed his Final Solution. Astoundingly, the Jewish people have survived catastrophe after catastrophe and remained a thriving and vibrant community. The question Rabbi Jonathan Sacks asks is, quite simply: How? How, in the face of such adversity, has Judaism remained and flourished, making a mark on human history out of all proportion to its numbers? Written originally as a wedding gift to his son and daughter-in-law, A Letter in the Scroll is Rabbi Sacks's personal answer to that question, a testimony to the enduring strength of his religion. Tracing the revolutionary series of philosophical and theological ideas that Judaism created -- from covenant to sabbath to formal education -- and showing us how they remain compellingly relevant in our time, Sacks portrays Jewish identity as an honor as well as a duty. The Ba'al Shem Tov, an eighteenth-century rabbi and founder of the Hasidic movement, famously noted that the Jewish people are like a living Torah scroll, and every individual Jew is a letter within it. If a single letter is damaged or missing or incorrectly drawn, a Torah scroll is considered invalid. So too, in Judaism, each individual is considered a crucial part of the people, without whom the entire religion would suffer. Rabbi Sacks uses this metaphor to make a passionate argument in favor of affiliation and practice in our secular times, and invites us to engage in our dynamic and inclusive tradition. Never has a book more eloquently expressed the joys of being a Jew. This is the story of one man's hope for the future -- a future in which the next generation, his children and ours, will happily embrace the beauty of the world's oldest religion.

Ceremony Celebration

Ceremony   Celebration
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Maggid
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN 10: 9781592640256
ISBN 13: 1592640257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ceremony Celebration Book Review:

When did Rosh HaShana, the anniversary of creation, become a day of judgement? How does Yom Kippur unite the priest's atonement with the prophet's repentance? What makes Kohelet, read on Sukkot, the most joyful book in the Bible? Why is the remembrance of the Pesah story so central to Jewish morality? And which does Shavuot really celebrate the law or the land? Bringing together Rabbi Sacks's acclaimed introductions to the Koren Sacks Mahzorim, Ceremony & Celebration reveals the stunning interplay of biblical laws, rabbinic edicts, liturgical themes, communal rituals and profound religious meaning of each of the five central Jewish holidays.

An Unfortunate Coincidence

An Unfortunate Coincidence
Author: Didi Herman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0199229767
ISBN 13: 9780199229765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Unfortunate Coincidence Book Review:

This book examines the depiction of Jews and Jewishness in modern English law, revealing the role of racial and religious understandings in legal decision-making. It challenges both assumptions about tolerance and neutrality in English law and any simple narrative of anti-Semitism, charting the ambivalent status of Jewish identity in the law.

Selichot

Selichot
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780826602695
ISBN 13: 082660269X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selichot Book Review:

New rendition of penitential prayers ushering in the Days of Awe - Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and the intervening days, in an easy-to-follow-translation to make the saying of Selichot meaningful to those not fluent in Hebrew.

The Great Synagogue

The Great Synagogue
Author: Raymond Apple,Great Synagogue (Sydney, N.S.W.)
Publsiher: UNSW Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780868409276
ISBN 13: 0868409278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Synagogue Book Review:

"Sydney’s Great Synagogue (aka the Big Shule), constructed in 1878, is a significant heritage building and its congregation, which is 50 years older than the building itself, has made a major contribution to Australian life. This book, by its emeritus rabbi, traces the vital role of the Great Synagogue in the life of its congregation and the history of Australia." -- Publisher.

The High Holy Days

The High Holy Days
Author: Hayyim Herman Kieval
Publsiher: Schechter Inst of Jewish Studies
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064769055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The High Holy Days Book Review:

A Commentary on the Prayerbook of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

The Koren Yachad Siddur

The Koren Yachad Siddur
Author: Koren Publishers
Publsiher: Koren Publishers
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2020-05-12
ISBN 10: 9789653019867
ISBN 13: 9653019864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Koren Yachad Siddur Book Review:

The Red String Book

The Red String Book
Author: Yehuda Berg
Publsiher: Running Press Miniature Editions
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780762430970
ISBN 13: 0762430974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red String Book Book Review:

So what exactly fuels the popularity of the Red String, seen on the left wrists of so many celebrities? With the official Red String provided in the back of The Red String Book we offer everyone the opportunity to discover it for themselves. Rooted in the ancient, timeless wisdom of Kabbalah, this simple tool holds the power of protection. No matter what race, religion, faith, or gender, anyone can experience transformation and ignite self-fulfillment as a result of reading The Red String Book.

Covenant and Conversation Numbers

Covenant and Conversation Numbers
Author: Jonathan Rabbi Sacks
Publsiher: Maggid
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2017-05
ISBN 10: 9781592640232
ISBN 13: 1592640230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Covenant and Conversation Numbers Book Review:

The book of Numbers �- in Hebrew, Bemidbar, �"In the Wilderness�" �- is a key text for our time. It is among the most searching, self-critical books in all of literature about what Nelson Mandela called �"the long walk to freedom.�" Its message is that there is no shortcut to liberty. Numbers is not an easy book to read, nor is it an optimistic one. ......

Essays on Ethics

Essays on Ethics
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Maggid
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781592644490
ISBN 13: 159264449X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essays on Ethics Book Review:

Why was Abraham ordered to sacrifice his son? Was Jacob right in stealing the blessings? Why were we commanded to destroy Amalek? What was Moses' sin in hitting the rock? And how did the Ten Commandments change the Jewish people, and humankind, for good? Essays on Ethics is the second companion volume to Rabbi Jonathan Sacks's celebrated series Covenant & Conversation. Believing the Hebrew Bible to be the ultimate blueprint for Western morality, Rabbi Sacks embarks upon an ethical exploration of the weekly Torah portion, uncovering its message of truth and justice, dignity and compassion, forgiveness and love.

Listening to God

Listening to God
Author: Shlomo Riskin
Publsiher: Maggid
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781592642922
ISBN 13: 1592642926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listening to God Book Review:

See the divine in every human encounter. Be receptive to God's voice. Act out of faith. These are just a few of the life lessons Rabbi Shlomo Riskin imparts in this collection of personal stories. Rabbi Riskin takes us from his grandmother's Brooklyn Shabbat table to the vibrant community of Efrat,Israel, with stops in Russian Jewish communities struggling to maintain their ethnic identities, New York synagogues tackling political controversies and much more. Through these poignant, entertaining, often humorous tales, Rabbi Riskin passes on wisdom for the next generation and, indeed for us all.

Dignity of Difference

Dignity of Difference
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2003-03-24
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000087791913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dignity of Difference Book Review:

The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s radical proposal for reconciling hatreds.

On Repentance

On Repentance
Author: Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Publsiher: Maggid
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-08-17
ISBN 10: 9781592644780
ISBN 13: 1592644783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Repentance Book Review:

The subject of repentance, or teshuvoh, captivated Rabbi Soloveitchik's imagination, and it is easy to understand why. As a transformation of the personality in response to the divine will, teshuvah uncovers the depths of human nature and of man's relationship with God. In addressing repentance, Rabbi Soloveitchik confronted questions such as: Can a person change? Is one's personality static or dynamic? What is the relationship between reason and emotion, between sin and suffering, between guilt and growth, past and future, free will and causality? How is one to approach God - with love or fear, as an individual or as part of a community, appealing to grace or justice, with a sense of self-nullification or self-worth? Given the issues raised, it is no wonder that some of Rabbi Soloveitchik's most religiously powerful and psychologically penetrating insights appear in his discussions of repentance. This classic volume speaks to the sensitive and searching soul not just during the days of penitence but throughout the entire year. Book jacket.