Donin, Hayim. To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the Prayer Book and
the Synagogue Service. Basic Books, New York. 1980. Paperback reissue
edition, 1991. ISBN 0-465086-33-0.
Forst, Binyomin. The Laws Of B'rachos. Artscroll. [A
comprehensive exposition of the background and laws of blessings.]
Frankiel, Tamar; Greenfeld, Judy. Minding the Temple of the Soul:
Balancing Body, Mind, and Spirit Through Traditional Jewish Prayer, Movement,
and Meditation. Jewish Lights Pub; 1997. Paperback. ISBN 1-879045-64-8.
Grishaver, Joel Lurie. And You Shall Be a Blessing: An Unfolding
of the Six Words That Begin Every Brakhah. Jason Aronson; 1993. Hardcover.
190 pages. ISBN 0-876684-64-9.
Hammer, Reuven. Entering Jewish Prayer: A Guide to Personal
Devotion and the Worship Service. Schocken Books; 1995. Paperback.
Reprint edition. ISBN 0-805210-22-9. [More than a 'how-to' guide, this book
deals with the basic issues in prayer, the historical compilation of the
Siddur; the orchestration of the daily, Sabbath, and festival prayers; the
themes of special prayers, such as the Blessing After Meals and the Kaddish;
and the essential experience of making prayer a vital part of one's life. Also
explains differences between the liturgy of each of the Jewish movements.]
Langer, Ruth. To Worship God Properly: Tensions Between Liturgical
Custom and Halakhah in Judaism (Monographs of the Hebrew Union College
Series). Hebrew Union College Pr; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-878204-21-0.
Petuchowski, Jakob J. Understanding Jewish Prayer.
Ktav, New York, 1972. Out of Print
Prager, Marcia. Path of Blessing: Experiencing the Energy and
Abundance of the Divine. Bell Tower; 1998. Hardcover. 192 pages. ISBN
Prell, Riv-Ellen. Prayer and Community: The Havurah in American
Judaism. Wayne State Univ Pr; 1989. Paperback. ISBN: 0-814319-35-1.
Rosenberg, Arnold S. Jewish Liturgy As a Spiritual System: A
Prayer-By-Prayer Explanation of the Nature and Meaning of Jewish Worship.
Jason Aronson; 2000. Hardcover. ISBN 0-765761-34-3.
goal is to keep this list useful for its readers. To that end, suggestions of
books to add to the list are always welcome. In your suggestion, please be as
complete as possible; we need author, title, publisher, publishing date, and
ISBN number. We also welcome a one paragraph short summary of why the
book is of interest. Please send your suggestions to the FAQ maintainer at
The soc.culture.jewish Reading Lists have associations
The presence of an Amazon ()
or Artscroll () tag on a list item means the
item is available from the indicated vendor. There is always the possibility
that the items status has changed since the tag was added; in particular, items
may have moved to special order, backorder, or on-order status. If you have
corrections to the tag, or want to provide a synopsis of the book, please drop
a note to email@example.com.