A Prayer book for our times, it speaks to today s Jew, relating the thoughts and words of our heritage to the mind and heart of modern, sophisticated Jews Includes The complete Hebrew text completely reset in crisp, modern type Scriptural sources Clear, concise instructions Hebrew subheads New, highly readable English translation of the entire prayer services A clear, inspirational commentary on every prayer, and an introductory overview providing perspective and insight Attractive, clear page layouts Lightweight, easy to handle opaque paper Special sections explaining in detail the laws of the prayer service and all special customs and observances Prayer services that are easy for everyone to follow...
|Title||:||The Complete Artscroll Siddur (Artscroll Mesorah)|
|Publisher||:||Mesorah Pubns Ltd 3 edition September 1, 1984|
|Number of Pages||:||1043 pages|
|File Size||:||696 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Complete Artscroll Siddur (Artscroll Mesorah) Reviews
Aside from the annoyance of having all transliterations in ashkenazic pronunciation ("shabbat" -> "shabbos," etc.), this is a spectacular siddur, full of information that can help those who don't know all the traditional laws and customs of Jewish prayer learn. I love the "laws" section in the back, and really appreciate the instructions throughout on when to stand, bow, etc. If it had a little more commentary, it could almost replace my rabbi!
If like me, you are looking to create a meaningful spiritual practice, with Judaism at its core, this siddur is a place to get started. You don't have to have a traditional background (I don't) or want one now, (I don't). But this suddur is a gateway to open up to a spiritual connection. And on a practical note, its compact, easy to travel with and carry around, sturdy, with lots of notes and explanations. The print, while small, is clear, dark (on opaque pages) and easy to read. Its got a table of contents so you can find what you need easily.
This edition and translation of the Siddur is a beautiful book and has accompanied countless Jews over the course of a spiritual journey. It's a shame to have to report that the physical production isn't what it should be. Too many pages are printed lightly. That would be one thing in a novel that you plan to read once and then put permanently on a shelf. A book for daily use should be printed consistently across every single page, not with some pages being easily readable and others not.
My very first Siddur that I owned. I keep going back to it year after year!
The writing is so small I need a magnifing glass to read it.
Amazingly comprehensive Siddur. Must have for anyone of any level - complete with commentaries on traditions.
Awesome quality for a small Siddur. You won't find a smaller Siddur although that's a plus because you'll need a magnifier to read it. Of course you'll need the full size version as well so plan accordingly.