Commentary and Translation of the Siddur By Rabbi Dr. Elie Munk Edited by Michael Plotkin Translated by: Henry Biberfeld, Leonard Oschry, Gertrude Hirschler (780 Pages)Publisher: Feldheim , 2007
To pray with deep devotion, to experience the comforting and purifying power of prayer, requires that the worshipper have a genuine understanding of the words from the liturgy. The authors of the prayers, with their clear, prophetic vision, composed and compiled the traditional prayers such that they lead the worshipper on the road to his Creator. Today, however, the meaning has been lost and many recite the prayers by rote, with little or no comprehension.
Enter The World of Prayer, Rabbi Dr. Elie Munk's seminal commentary on the siddur (prayer book), now updated, easy to read, and guaranteed to enhance the sincere supplicant's relationship with his or her Creator. This classic two-volume work is relevant today as it was when it was first published over fifty years ago. With his clear and brilliant perception, Rabbi Munk has culled meaning and insight from both traditional and contemporary commentators. His breadth of knowledge and comprehensive treatment of a variety of sources leave the reader in awe of the depth of expression and range of emotions inherent in the Jewish liturgy. But most important, readers will be better equipped to understand the prayers and initiate an essential, ongoing dialogue with the Almighty.
Volume 1, Weekday Prayers.
Volume 2, Sabbath and Festival Prayers.