15 10, 2018

More examples of mystical additions to the siddur

By |2018-10-15T04:05:10-07:00October 15th, 2018|Thoughts|

  There are multiple examples of additions by mystics to the siddur and machzor and to the practices concerning how and when the prayers are said. The following are a few examples.   Additions to the Shema The several sections from the Torah which the siddur and machzor call the Shema are recited in the [...]

17 01, 2018

A new siddur with Rav Kook’s commentary

By |2018-01-17T06:11:55-07:00January 17th, 2018|Book Reviews|

Koren Press, a prestigious publishing house, has published “The Koren Rav Kook Siddur.” Rabbi Abraham Isaac haKohen Kook (1865–1935) was the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandate for Palestine He was the founder of the Religious Zionist Yeshiva Merkaz HaRav. He was a Torah scholar, a decider of halakha (Jewish law), a mystical [...]

14 06, 2012

Soloveichik’s views on Prayer

By |2012-06-14T03:37:37-07:00June 14th, 2012|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

Koren Mesorat HaRav Siddur With commentary based on teachings of Rabbi Soloveitchik OU Press and Koren Publishers, 2011, 1304 pages This book is a splendid addition both for people seeking an extensive commentary to their siddur (prayer book) and those who want to know more about the thinking of the famous and esteemed Rabbi Joseph [...]