Art of Jewish Prayer
A book on prayer unlike any other -- refreshing, relevant, exciting, deep and invigorating. Each down-to-earth page is filled with stimulating insights that make prayer come alive, that transform it into the most relevant of human activities, that make it what it should and can be -- moments of strength and power, the miracle of man's ability to talk to God and know that God is actually listening.
"Once you've studied this volume, prayer will never be the same. Now when I pray, flashbacks from The Art of Jewish Prayer constantly accompany me. It is for those who really want to know why they're praying and what they're saying. Rabbi Kirzner's The Art of Jewish Prayer is the book we've been praying for."
"We desperately need a teacher and guide to lead us through the rich, challenging, and rewarding world of prayer. Rabbi Yitzchok Kirzner does this -- and much more -- in his magnificent work, The Art of Jewish Prayer. He takes us by the hand, as it were, and explores many of the layers of meaning of our basic daily prayer, the Shemoneh Esrai -- how each paragraph, each word, weaves a remarkable tapestry of spiritual striving and growth, personal and national yearning in the context of six millennia of history. After studying this book, your prayer will never be the same; nor will you."
Author: Rabbi Yitzchok Kirzner with Lisa Aiken