My People's Prayer Book Vol 9: Welcoming the Night--Minchah and Ma'ariv (Afternoon and Evening Prayer) Cover Image

My People's Prayer Book Vol 9: Welcoming the Night--Minchah and Ma'ariv (Afternoon and Evening Prayer) (Hardcover)

By Marc Zvi Brettler (Contribution by), Elliot Dorff (Contribution by), David Ellenson (Contribution by)
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Opens up the traditional Jewish prayer book as a spiritual resource....This groundbreaking new series involves us in a personal dialogue with God, history and tradition, through the heritage of prayer.

"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.

Vol. 9--Welcoming the Night: Minchah and Ma'ariv (Afternoon and Evening Prayer) 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 and to search for--and find--meaning in the prayer book.

Framed with beautifully designed Talmud-style pages, commentaries from many of today's most respected Jewish scholars from all movements of Judaism examine Minchah and Ma'ariv from the perspectives of ancient Rabbis and modern theologians, as well as feminist, halakhic, Talmudic, linguistic, biblical, Chasidic, mystical, and historical perspectives.

Contributors include:

Marc Brettler - Elliot N. Dorff - David Ellenson - Ellen Frankel - Alyssa Gray - Joel M. Hoffman - Lawrence A. Hoffman - Lawrence Kushner - Daniel Landes - Nehemia Polen