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The Koren Sacks Siddur: A Hebrew/English Prayerbook, Standard Size (Hebrew…

by Jonathan Sacks

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    Covenant & Conversation, A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible, Genesis: The Book of Beginnings by Jonathan Sacks (sherylabbey)
    sherylabbey: If you love Rabbi Sacks' introduction and commentary in The Koren Sacks Siddur, get inspired by his essays on the weekly Torah portion in Covenant & Conversation.
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Excellent siddur. It is a very clear translation and well laid-out. As it is published by an Israeli company, Koren, it is markedly more Zionist than, say ArtScroll, which is sadly the default in many shuls. My only complaint is that the various brachot such as over food, events, and after using the restroom (asher yatzar) are in the back of the book, rather than in the front, where it is in ArtScroll. Consequentially, I had to do some digging to find them. The yellow paper is light to the touch and does not reflect (i.e., is not glossy). The font is a bit on the small size but it is still readable, although if you rely on vowel-points to read Hebrew, you may run into trouble. There is also minimal transliteration, so Hebrew literacy is a must. Finally, I adore its translation, and I feel it's way more accurate than ArtScroll's. Highly recommended for any Jewish home, shul, or conversion candidate--though if you fall in the third category, you should still get ArtScroll's (and many shuls give them away) because its commentary and explanations are SO thorough, it [ArtScroll] is an invaluable reference to beginners. ( )
  TomWingfield | Aug 2, 2013 |
Very well thought ot Jewish prayer book. The publishers have taken great pains that the book should be dignifired but at the same time a prayer can feel at home in it.
The presentation is excellent. The short instructions enable anybody to follow the service. The introduction and commentary by Rabbi Sacks enlightens the prayers. ( )
  stanleykaye | Jul 26, 2009 |
A beautiful marriage between the textual precision and beauty of Koren Publishers and the wisdom and eloquence of Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
  sherylabbey | Jul 12, 2009 |
Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks‘ English is flawless, and his beautiful translation leaves room for individual thought, opinion and reflection in a considerate and unbiased manner. There is no insistence on, or expectation of, a particular mode of thinking. I find this aspect extremely appealing. The Koren Sacks Siddur is well formatted, and its content is instructive and informative, educational, insightful, illuminating, and appealing, for both the learned and those new to a Siddur and/or prayer service. I find The Koren Sacks Siddur to be fairly all-encompassing, as a book of prayer to use in synagogue or to use daily in the home. It is illuminating and has brought me to reflect on specific prayers more thoroughly, and to view prayer through a new perspective. I find it inspiring and refreshing. ( )
  LorriMilli | Jun 30, 2009 |
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“Drawing upon his extensive erudition, profound religious insight, and mastery of English prose, Sacks weaves a multi-hued tapestry.”
 
“…an English liturgy that sings in King David’s key…elegant, gentle, wise and sensitive.”
 

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Weinreb, Tzvi HershForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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