Prayerbooks/ Liturgy

The Bond of Life - A Book for Mourners (Paperback)

$9.00
Price: $9.00

Jules Harlow, editor
List price: $9.00
Bulk price: $7.20 for 44+
ISBN 7514888
Pages 328 pb

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A guide for the mourner, including explanations of mourning rituals, inspirational reflections, traditional sources, and an essay on the psychology of grief. Contains the complete morning, afternoon, and evening services, in Hebrew and English, for the house of mourning. Revised edition.

Mahzor Lev Shalem: Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

$49.00
Price: $49.00

Ed Feld, editor
List price: $49.00
ISBN 9780916219468
Pages 468 hc

Large Print (3 Volumes) and Pulpit Edition are available for $72.00 each

Discounts are available for RA members, USCJ congregations, and retailers.

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Mahzor Lev Shalem has sold over 250,000 copies. Lev Shalem seeks to embrace the diverse backgrounds and expectations in each of our communities and open doors for every congregant. For the congregant who is familiar with the t’fillah, the mahzor’s running commentary presents both a historical overview and insight into the meaning of prayers. For the congregant who doesn’t know Hebrew, the English translations are close to the meaning of the original and the transliterations are plentiful. For the seeker who comes to services looking for meaning and direction, the mahzor’s rich ­assortment of readings includes classic piyyutim that appear in Conservative publications for the first time; Hasidic stories and reflections; and quotes from Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Buber, contemporary Israeli and American poets, and leading rabbis in the Conservative movement and beyond. And with abundant readings that focus on spiritual issues and tikkun olam,Mahzor Lev Shalem speaks to the contemporary concerns of our congregants. The book represents the best of the Conservative movement—the classical and the contemporary, the historical and the spiritual; it promises to be inspiring and relevant for years to come.

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Megillat Hashoah: The Holocaust Scroll

$7.00
Price: $7.00

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Bulk price: $5.50 for 25-49, $5.00 for 50-102, $4.25 for 103+
ISBN 9657105137

Pages 68 pb

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This powerful liturgical text was created to be read on Yom ha-Shoah. The text contains six chapters in memory of the Six Million; some of the chapters are designed to be chanted using the cantillation of the scroll of Eikhah. A project of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem and the Rabbinical Assembly.

Or Hadash: A Commentary on Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays

$40.00
Price: $40.00

Reuven Hammer
List price: $40.00
Bulk price: $35 for 12+
ISBN 9780916219383
Pages 360 hc

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With the publication of Or Hadash: A Commentary on Sim Shalom for Weekdays, Rabbi Reuven Hammer brings to completion his monumental work on the Jewish prayerbook. Together with the first volume, published five years ago, he has produced a unique work: the first complete English language commentary on all the prayers for the services of Shabbat, Festivals and Weekdays. These volumes include material on the history of all the prayers, a phrase-by-phrase commentary, a linguistic, literary and theological explanation of their structure and meaning as well as interpretations meant to make them relevant for the modern worshipper. The words of Louis Jacobs concerning Hammer's earlier work on liturgy,Entering Jewish Prayer, apply to this commentary as well - "Reuven Hammer has achieved brilliantly and with great success what many had thought impossible - an inspirational guide to Jewish devotion wedded to impeccable scholarship."

The Bond of Life - A Book for Mourners (Hardcover)

$12.00
Price: $12.00

Jules Harlow, editor
List price: $12.00
Bulk price: $9.60 for 44+
ISBN 09552510
Pages 328 hc 

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A guide for the mourner, including explanations of mourning rituals, inspirational reflections, traditional sources, and an essay on the psychology of grief. Contains the complete morning, afternoon, and evening services, in Hebrew and English, for the house of mourning. Revised edition.

Siddur Tishah B'Av (Abridged Edition)

$12.00
Price: $12.00

Jeffrey Hoffman, editor
David Lincoln, chair, editorial committee 
List price: $12.00
Bulk Pricing: $8.00 for 60+
ISBN 0916219240

Pages 210 pb

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This edition contains the service and readings for erev Tishah B'Av (Ma'ariv, Eikhah, Kinot) and Torah readings/haftarot for Tishah B'Av day.

Both editions contain the full text of Eikhah, selected kinot with commentary, poetry, songs, as well as interpretive essays by Ismar Schorsch, Robert Scheinberg, and Gershon Schwartz, z"l.

Full Edition also available ($19.95)

Siddur Tishah B'Av (Full Edition)

$19.95
Price: $19.95

Jeffrey Hoffman, editor
David Lincoln, chair, editorial committee
List price: $19.95
60 or more: $12.00
ISBN 0916219216
Pages 398 pb

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The full siddur contains the complete service and readings for erev Tishah B'Av, and for Tishah B'Av day.

Both editions contain the full text of Eikhah, selected kinot with commentary, poetry, songs, as well as interpretive essays by Ismar Schorsch, Robert Scheinberg, and Gershon Schwartz, z"l.

Abridged Edition also available ($12.00)

Siddur Sim Shalom for Weekdays

$25.00
Price: $25.00

Avram Reisner, chair
Editorial Committee
List price: $25.00
Bulk pricing: $22.50 for 25+
ISBN 0916219143
Pages 353 hc

Large Print edition available for $60.00

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Complete weekday service with Torah Reading, inspirational readings, and services for the home. Includes new material for special occasions and commemorations: Hanukkah, Purim, Yom Ha-shoah, and Yom Ha'atzma'ut.

Siddur Sim Shalom for Shabbat and Festivals

$25.00
Price: $25.00

Leonard Cahan, chair, 
Editorial Committee
List price: $25.00
Bulk pricing: $22.50 for 25+
ISBN 0916219135
Pages 912 hc

Large Print Edition Available for $60.00

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The original Siddur Sim Shalom is the first comprehensive siddur published for the Conservative movement. This new edition of Siddur Sim Shalom has become a popular classic for thousands of Conservative Jews. The prayerbook contains sections on Shabbat and holiday home rituals and an easy-to-follow format. Innovations include the optional Amidah text which includes the matriarchs, liturgical works celebrating the existence of the State of Israel, readings for Holocaust commemoration, and an expanded supplementary reading section featuring works by both rabbinic scholars and contemporary Jewish thinkers.

Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat & Festivals

$49.00
Price: $49.00

List Price: $49.00 ($29.40 for RA/USCJ affiliates and retailers)
ISBN 978-0-916219-64-2
Anticipated page count 450 "spreads" (same size and weight as the mahzor)

Large Pulpit Edition available for $72.00. 

40% discount on the regular edition is available for RA members, USCJ congregations, and retailers. Contact Max Arad at marad@rabbinicalassembly.org or 212-280-6065 for more information. 

Siddur Lev Shalem for Shabbat and Festivals will soon join Mahzor Lev Shalemon the bookshelf of Rabbinical Assembly publications. Like the mahzor, it features a four column format, new translations in contemporary language, a commentary providing historical context as well as kavanot, poetry and prose that expand and enrich our relationship to the text. As an RA member remarked about Mahzor Lev Shalem – it “stretches us in two directions: it is both more traditional and more contemporary than any previous Conservative mahzor.”Siddur Lev Shalem stretches us in that same way: we’ve looked at each service, thinking through how it was put together, how the tradition around it developed, what customs were dropped that can be reincorporated, and what contemporary ideas can respond to the text. - Rabbi Ed Feld, senior editorSiddur Lev Shalem

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For more information, please contact Rabbi Carol Levithan at clevithan@rabbinicalassembly.org

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