Pray Tell: A Hadassah Guide to Jewish Prayer
A complete guide to Jewish prayer, including traditional and contemporary perspectives. What is the purpose of prayer in Judaism? Is there only one correct way to pray? What sort of modern changes are being made to the established liturgy? Is it okay to make these changes? These are just some of the issues explored in this intriguing guide to traditional Jewish prayer. Enriched with insight and wisdom from a broad variety of viewpoints--Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, New Age, and feminist--Jewish weekday and Shabbat prayers are contrasted with new and inspiring ideas and practices. Engaging commentaries offer fresh and modern slants on what it means to pray as a Jew, and how women and men might actually pray. Pray Tell provides the nuts and bolts for understanding the prayer service, giving a solid foundation to the contemporary liturgy. Take it to services, use it with a study group, or read it by yourself; your appreciation and experience of Jewish prayer will be enhanced.