A magical email just arrived in my inbox from Joe Rosenstein, the creator of Siddur Eit Ratzon and Machzor Eit Ratzon:
I am pleased to announce that, in response to many of your suggestions,
I have prepared a pocket size weekday version of Siddur Eit Ratzon.
You will be able to carry this siddur with you wherever you go. I hope
this will enable you to replicate during the entire week the positive
Shabbat prayer experiences that you have told me were made possible by
Siddur Eit Ratzon.
This siddur will have the same four-column format as Siddur Eit Ratzon.
Indeed, although there are many new and revised pages, most of the pages in this siddur are the same as those in the regular version of the siddur … but they are smaller. To make the siddur more portable, the pages are reduced to 5.25 x 6.5 inches and the cover is paper. It has 144 double pages and a made-to-last sewn binding.
The prepublication price for a single copy is $22, ($18 plus $4 shipping and handling), to addresses within the United States. (It’s $8 extra for Canada — and an extra $10 elsewhere.)
The siddur will go to the printer in a few weeks, and I expect to be
able to deliver copies in January 2012.
I encourage you to order copies for yourself *now* (and for your
friends) since the first printing will be limited. (You can give copies
as Chanukkah presents although they may arrive a few weeks late.)
Needless to say, this version of the siddur is also appropriate for
congregations as a daily prayer book and for shiva minyans.
Copies can be ordered at the Siddur website — newsiddur.org — just go
to the “Purchase” page; the middle box is for this new siddur.
Many thanks to all of you who have encouraged me and have thanked me for my efforts to make Jewish prayer more accessible and meaningful.
I have just ordered mine.