By David Prashker

“A Myrtle between Reeds” is a hugely own account of the character and background of Jewish prayer, rooted within the author's 25 years of expertise as a head of Jewish colleges, and as a standard prayer-leader. From getting up and about until eventually the tip 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 diverse reasons. This scholarly observation is pushed by means of one guiding query: if the Judaism that has existed for the previous 2,000 years used to be consciously proven as a “substitute throughout 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 artificial” while the exile has ended? Prashker bargains a problem to conventional Jews, and to people who count number themselves as liberal, sleek and revolutionary to boot, to re-think Jewish prayer and perform within the mild of the institution of the nation of Israel.

This publication is key studying for each Jew, and for all who're attracted to Judaism, or the act of prayer in any shape. No non secular tuition lecture room could 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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