Description: Transliterations of every Hebrew prayer in the book make it possible for non-Hebrew readers as well as Hebrew readers to enter fully into the service. This Machzor also includes poetic translations and interpretations of all sections of the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, which help worshippers find their own pathway into some of their more complicated and theologically troubling sections. There are also a number of personal prayers, through which worshippers from high school age to the elderly may articulate some of their own concerns, anxieties, and hopes through the language of the High Holy Days.
On Wings of Awe includes practices that have recently become standard in American synagogues: introducing each other at the start of the service; antiphonal readings; chanting in English; encouraging congregants to stand and read prayers from their seats; asking people to turn to each other and study a text during a service.
Hebrew - English