Best Jewish Prayerbooks
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1. The Book of Giants: The Watchers, Nephilim, and The Book of Enoch
Author: by Joseph Lumpkin
Among the first seven scrolls discovered in the caves of Qumran at the Dead Sea is a scroll given the name, The Book of Giants. It is thought to have been based on the Book of Enoch, a pseudepigraphical Jewish work from the 3rd century BCE.
The Book of Giants, like the Book of Enoch, concerns itself with the Nephilim, which are the offspring of fallen angels, who are called the Watchers. Two main versions of the text exist. The Dead Sea version is written in Aramaic.
Another version has been found written in middle Persian, adapted from the Aramaic to fit into the Manichean religion. Both versions will be examined. Following theories speculating that the Book of Giants was once part of the Book of Enoch, we will attempt to place the two texts back together to render the complete story of the Watchers and the Nephilim.
We will discover the history and contributions of these ancient scrolls and look carefully at their content and meaning. Throughout the combined texts of the Book of Giants and the Book of Enoch we will examine all the biblical and apocryphal references and parallels within the text.
2. God's Spiritual Warrior's Prayer Handbook: 52 weeks of soul-empowering prayers that will strengthen your armor for beginners and advance warriors
Author: by Dr. Rocky Spencer
Do you want to become a true warrior of God? If so, “God’s Spiritual Warrior’s Daily Prayer Handbook: 52 Weeks of Soul-Empowering Prayers That Strengthen Your Armor for Beginners and Advanced Young Christians and Christian Warriors” is the right book for you!
Did you know that becoming God’s warrior means contributing each day to the good in this world through both prayer and action? Did you know that your loving heart can battle evil the same way as you do God’s work in your daily life?
Did you know that you can maximize your spiritual potential with the simple act of prayer? But the challenges of daily life often get in the way of overcoming evil with good. The temptations of conflict, crime, illness, and personal weaknesses can break your spirit.
These temptations can unrest your mind and take away the inner peace, humbleness, and humility needed to overcome the bad and the wrong with the grace of God’s word. This book will show you how to become a true warrior of God.
3. Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide
Author: by Aryeh Kaplan
Published at: Schocken; unknown edition (March 14, 1995)
Students of mediation are usually surprised to discover that a Jewish mediation tradition exists and that it was an authentic and integral part of mainstream Judaism until the eighteenth century. Jewish Meditation is a step-by-step introduction to meditation and the Jewish practice of meditation in particular.
This practical guide covers such topics as mantra meditation, contemplation, and visualization within a Jewish context. It shows us how to use meditative techniques to enhance prayer using the traditional liturgythe Amidah and the Shema. Through simple exercises and clear explanations of theory, Rabbi Kaplan gives us the tools to develop our spiritual potential through an authentically Jewish meditative practice.
4. Siddur Tehillat Hashem: With Annotated English Translation (English and Hebrew Edition)
Author: by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi
Published at: Kehot Publication Society; Bilingual edition (June 2, 2003)
New clear typeset, easy to follow instructions and a super strong shul binding. Some of the features include: * English instructions appears on both the English and Hebrew pages * Shaded boxes indicate prayer changes for special occasions * Transliterated essentials, like Kaddish and Borchu, appear as needed – no page flipping necessary * Instructions for sitting, standing, and other customs * Headings identify major prayer sectionsAll this in a clear new English and Hebrew typesetting.
5. Koren Shalem Siddur, Ashkenaz (English and Hebrew Edition)
Author: by Jonathan Sacks
Published at: Koren Publishers Jerusalem; Bilingual edition (May 15, 2017)
Based on the extremely popular Koren Sacks Siddur, the Koren Shalem Siddur is a new, enhanced siddur for individuals, synagogues and communities. The Koren Shalem Siddur includes the entire contents of the Sacks Siddur AND: All Torah readings with new translations for the Shalosh Regalim and Hol HaMoed, Hanukka, Purim, Yom Ha’atzmaut, and Yom Yerushalayim-Modern English translations of the Five Megillot-Additional personal supplications.
For ease of use, and to facilitate adoption in synagogues and schools, the Koren Shalem Siddur maintains the same pagination as the Koren Sacks Siddur.
Mishkan T'filah: A Reform Siddur: Complete: Shabbat, Weekdays, and Festivals (Transliterated)
Author: by Elyse Frishman
January 20, 2016
Including services for Shabbat, weekdays and festivals, as well as other occasions of public worship, and texts for more than a hundred songs, Mishkan T’filah reflects the full diversity of our Movement. This Siddur includes: Broad selection of readings, including beloved passages from our Reform liturgical tradition and great poetic writings from throughout Jewish history Faithful, elegant translations Contemporary, gender-inclusive English Theological and stylistic diversity Full transliteration Extensive commentaries, source notes and usage guides More than 100 contemporary and traditional song texts Innovative design in two-page spreads (additional Shabbat services in linear style also included) Two-color design to enhance usability
7. I Asked For Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology
Author: by Abraham Joshua Heschel
Published at: Crossroad (September 1, 1983)
Considered by many to be one of the most significant Jewish theologians of the 20th century, Abraham Heschel finds just the right words to startle the mind and delight the heart. He addresses and challenges the whole person, portraying that rarest of human phenomenathe holy man.
8. Siddur: Transliterated Linear, Weekday
Author: by Nosson Scherman
Mesorah Publications Ltd.
Can’t read Hebrew yet?It’s for you! Want the translation in front of you, phrase by phrase? Want it all, including an ArtScroll commentary? Want a Siddur to introduce your friends to Judaism? Want illuminating essays on every part of the prayers?
Want clear instructions as the prayers proceed? Then this siddur is for you! This Siddur has the crisp, clean, creative ArtScroll typeface and layout. The transliteration follows the Orthodox Union’s phenomenally successful NCSY formula. The translation is from and the commentary distills the best of ArtScroll’s classic Siddur.
New introductory essays by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin exemplify his unique blend of scholarship and warmth. This is a Siddur that belongs in every household and synagogue especially those with open arms to people who are sincerely searching for their Jewish roots.
With the Seif Edition Siddur in their hands, no guests need ever feel like strangers in an Orthodox shul.See it.Try it. You’ll want to have it.And you should! Published in conjunction with The Orthodox Union. Translation and commentary by Rabbi Nosson Scherman; Introductory essays by Rabbi Benjamin Yudin
9. Every Day, Holy Day: 365 Days of Teachings and Practices from the Jewish Tradition of Mussar
Author: by Alan Morinis
Published at: Trumpeter; 1st edition (August 10, 2010)
“You shall be holy,” teaches the Bible. The masters of the Jewish Mussar tradition have crafted a roadmap to help people approach that lofty goal. Mussar is a system of introspective practices that can help you identify and break through the obstacles to your inherent holiness, using methods that are easy to integrate into daily life.
Every Day, Holy Day is an essential companion for anyone who wants to experience the life-changing gifts of Mussar. The program laid out in this book focuses on 26 traits (middot)such as loving-kindness, strength, generosity, compassion, honor, and equanimityeach of which takes center stage for a week of contemplation and exercises, in order to develop and refine that quality in yourself.
Alan Morinis invites you to follow the Mussar path with him for a year. It is remarkably simple, and also remarkably effective in helping you overcome negative tendencies and strengthen positive onesand to reveal your innate holiness in the process.
10. Mishkan Ga'avah: Where Pride Dwells
Author: by TBD
Published at: CCAR Press (March 13, 2020)
This groundbreaking collection of LGBTQ prayers, poems, liturgy, and rituals is both a spiritual resource and a celebratory affirmation of Jewish diversity. Giving voice to the private and public sectors of queer Jewish experience, Mishkan Ga’avah is also a commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of both the Stonewall Riots and the first pride march, reflecting the longtime advocacy of the Reform Movement for full LGBTQ inclusion.
11. Lamentations: Faith in a Turbulent World
Author: by Yael Ziegler
Maggid (June 6, 2021)
How do people progress from despair to hope? How does one maintain faith in God’s justice in a world that seems cruel and unfair? What is the nature of Israel’s culpability and to what degree does sinfulness factor in Israel’s calamities?
What is the nation’s relationship to its land, to Jerusalem, and to the outside world? Artfully combining traditional and academic scholarship, Dr. Yael Ziegler weaves together close readings of the book of Lamentations (Eikha) with an integrated reading of each chapter and examinations of larger themes.
To the reader’s surprise, Lamentations emerges as a coherent discourse on the way that people – as individuals and as nations – contend with adversity. Independent essays at the beginning and end of the book, as well as in appendices at the conclusion of the chapters, cover topics such as Eikha’s historical background, poetic techniques, theology, structure, and linguistic and thematic connections to other biblical books, most notably the chapters of consolation in Isaiah.
12. Tehillim : With English Translation
Author: by Y. Y. Schneerson
Merkos Linyonei Chinuch
Translators: Y.B.Marcus, Nissen Mangel, Eliyahu Touger.Hebrew/English. Tehillim is recited by Jewish people collectively and individually, as the desire occurs to offer praise and thanksgiving to G-d; or alternatively, in times of crisis and need, as a form of supplication, and even as a venue to express regret for sin.
The Tzemach Tzedek said, “If one would only know the power of verses in Tehillim, and their effect on high, one would recite them continuously. The verses of Tehillim transcend all barriers and ascend higher and higher, imploring the Master of the Universe until they achieve results of kindness and mercy.