"The prayer book is our Jewish diary of the centuries, a
collection of prayers composed by generations of those who came
before us, as they endeavored to express the meaning of their lives
and their relationship to God. The prayer book is the essence of
the Jewish soul." This stunning work, an empowering entryway to the
spiritual revival of our times, enables all of us to claim our
connection to the heritage of the traditional Jewish prayer book.
It helps rejuvenate Jewish worship in today's world, and makes its
power accessible to all. Framed with beautifully designed
Talmud-style pages, commentaries from 11 of today s most respected
Jewish scholars from all movements of Judaism examine Seder K riat
Hatorah from the perspectives of ancient Rabbis and modern
theologians, as well as feminist, halakhic, Talmudic, linguistic,
biblical, Chasidic, mystical, and historical perspectives. This
fourth volume of the series unfolds the many layers of meaning in
Seder K riat Hatorah, the ritual and prayers surrounding the
communal reading of Torah. More than any other section of the
prayer book, the Torah service reflects all of Jewish history. Vol.
4 helps us to understand how the reading of Torah is an
affirmation, powerful and dramatic, of the continuing covenant
between the community of Israel and God. Vol. 4 Seder K riat
Hatorah (The Torah Service) features the authentic Hebrew text with
a new translation designed to let people know exactly what the
prayers say. Introductions tell the reader what to look for in the
prayer service, as well as how to truly use the commentaries, to
search for and find meaning in the prayer book. Even those not yet
familiar with the prayer book can appreciate the spiritual richness
of Seder K riat Hatorah. My People s Prayer Book enables all
worshipers, of any denomination, to encounter their own connection
to 3,000 years of Jewish experience with the world and with
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