To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and the Synagogue Service

Hayim Halevy Donin, Author Basic Books $30 (384p) ISBN 978-0-465-08628-3
To Pray As a Jew, Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin's companion to his classic work To Be a Jew, will be reissued in September by Basic Books. The book functions as an accessible guide to the prayer book and the synagogue service, covering every detail of Jewish prayer and ritual. Donin answers such specific questions as: What religious objects are kissed before use? What are the 18 blessings of the Shemoneh Esrei? What are the roles of the gabbaim during the service? This definitive guide to the siddur, published just in time for the High Holy Days, will be deeply appreciated by a new generation of readers. (Sept. 15)
Reviewed on: 09/01/2001
Release date: 09/01/2001
Hardcover - 416 pages - 978-0-465-08640-5
Paperback - 416 pages - 978-0-465-08633-7
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