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Pocket-size weekday Eit Ratzon!

A magical email just arrived in my inbox from Joe Rosenstein, the creator of Siddur Eit Ratzon and Machzor Eit Ratzon: Friends, I am pleased to announce that, in response to many of your suggestions, I have prepared a pocket … Continue reading

Machzor Eit Ratzon!

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Siddur Eit Ratzon, a shabat sidur created by Rutgers math professor Joe Rosenstein. It’s largely used in chavurot and indie minyan settings, though I’m convinced it’s a better sidur for Reform … Continue reading

Siddur Eit Ratzon vs. Mishkan T’filah, Part II – Comparative layout

Yesterday, I began my proof for why Siddur Eit Ratzon, without trying to be one, is a better Reform sidur than the official Reform movement sidur, Mishkan T’filah. I started with some definitions. Today I move onto the layout of … Continue reading

Siddur Eit Ratzon vs. Mishkan T’filah, Part I

Two things happened recently. BZ challenged me to do a full comparison of Siddur Eit Ratzon and Mishkan T’fillah. Then, last weekend Danny Moss told me that if I keep bitching about Mishkan T’filah and not doing anything about it, … Continue reading

Occupy Kol Nidrei: Paperback Lev Shalem; a new-found appreciation for the Middle Ages; and how I learned to stop worrying and love English readings

If you’ve come here from the Jewniverse email that went out on 9.27.12, welcome! Though the Jewniverse thing directed you here, I highly recommend just going straight over to my new blog, davidamwilensky.com. Everything from this blog, including this very … Continue reading

Recent acquisitions: Chaim Stern’s later works; new editions of Mishkan; ‘Singlish’; a skinny red thing; and a Russian siddur with transliterations!

I got some new things! There will be more stuff on some of these later on, but for now, here’s the rundown: A skinny red thing This little Kabbalat Shabbat hardcover pamphlet sort of thing, quite creatively -titled “Siddur Kabbalat … Continue reading

New JTA piece by me: wave of new machzorim, updates on new Reform machzor

We had two new machzorim last year. This year, we’ve got another new one, a revised edition of another and drafts circulating of another major upcoming release. JTA has the full story, written by your favorite blogger: New Jewish prayer … Continue reading

Minhag Chavurat Lamdeinu

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for some time. A perfect storm at Chavurat Lamdeinu of me leading two weeks ago, our usual shatz leading last week, a conversation with him and our rabbi about our minhag … Continue reading

Limmud NY Notes: Yes, I went to a Renewal service. And yes, I liked it.

I went to Limmud NY 2011 and wrote a lot of posts about it. Here’s a guide to them. The word Renewal arouses suspicion in me. At Limmud NY on Friday, there was a Renewal service being offered. It was led … Continue reading

Limmud NY Notes: Miscellaneous

I went to Limmud NY 2011 and wrote a lot of posts about it. Here’s a guide to them. The Ashkenazification of my speech continues: At Limmud NY, I noticed for the first time that daven and shul have become the … Continue reading