Prayer of humankind- An Israeli Reform and Progressive Siddur (prayer book)
"The shine of the heavens, the prayer of humankind"
The bilingual edition of Tefilat Ha-Adam
The bilingual edition of Tefilat Ha-Adam, the new Israeli Reform siddur for Shabbat is now available! This groundbreaking Israeli prayer book includes the egalitarian traditional prayers (with transliteration), modern Hebrew poetry and song and creative prayers written by Israeli Reform Rabbis. The Siddur offers texts from diverse Jewish communities throughout the ages, and prayers and blessings for special occasions and special Shabbat services.
An Israeli Reform and Progressive Siddur
What makes this Siddur unique?
Tradition and creativity: To a large extent it can be said that the Siddur is more traditional than previous Reform and Progressive prayer books. For example, it includes prayers such as: Birkat HaLevana (blessing for a new moon), Tahanun (supplication) and Shir Shel Yom (song of the day). Simultaneously, the Siddur is more creative than previous prayer books as it includes new prayers and piyyutim (hymns) that reflect the contemporary times. Additionally, comprehensive changes of wording have been introduced.
Inclusivity and diversity: The Siddur encompasses within it a wide variety of traditions that have accumulated over generations, up to and including today. It includes prayers from Second Temple literature, the Cairo Genizah manuscripts, medieval prayer books, Hebrew poetry and contemporary Israeli writings. In addition, the arrangement represents the Jewish experience of the diverse range of Jewish communities.
Reform and Progressive Movement: The Siddur reflects the approaches and values of the Reform and Progressive movement in Israel and its various communities. It is the fruit of the labor of the Movement’s many partners, Rabbis and members.