“Why bother with an English Jewish prayer book?”
Due to the global pandemic, more of us unable to pray in the minyanim (groups) that we normally would be able to. This has caused many of us to pray alone—sometimes in a tongue that is not the most familiar. For the sake of those modern English speakers wishing to align with the Creator of the Universe through traditional Jewish prayers, I’ve curated some of the “greatest hits” of Weekday prayer and provided some of my favorite translations. Some are lifted from other prayerbooks. Some are my original reframings of existing prayers. All of them are for you to enjoy for free here in ebook format.
From book introduction:
This siddur is for those who are seeking to connect with the Creator of the Universe in a Jewish way, but are either still learning to make Hebrew the language of their heart or simply prefer to seek out Hashem in their English mother tongue. It is not meant as a replacement to traditional Hebrew prayer, but instead as an accompanying resource. Many of the prayers are also heavily abbreviated assist in facilitating regular prayer—to eliminate any daunting element of initiating tefillah. The best siddur is the one that is regularly used. The best prayers are the easiest to initiate. If the praying individual wishes to pray more, there are always Tehillim (Psalms) they can utter, additional tefillah (as found in the back of this book) or hitbodedut (personal prayer.)
How to Upload MOBI or PDF Files to Your Kindle On Computer
If you have the Kindle for Mac application installed on your Mac computer, you should only have to open the .mobi file on your computer and use the Kindle for Mac application to open it. This should also upload the book to your Library across your devices.
How to Upload MOBI or PDF Files to Your Kindle Via Email
- A PDF will work, but you’ll prefer the MOBI file
- Right-click or hold down the link to download the MOBI or PDF file to your computer or device.
- Navigate to Amazon, login, and click this Manage Your Content and Devices link
- Click “Preferences” in the upper middle section between “Devices” and “Privacy Settings”
- Once on the “Preferences” page, scroll down and click on “Personal Document Settings”
- Here, you will see “@kindle.com” email addresses for your Kindle-enabled devices. Copy the one corresponding to the device you wish to use.
- Compose a new email to that address, attaching the downloaded MOBI or PDF files to the email and send.
- Open your Kindle device or Kindle app to check to see if the files are there. If they aren’t, you may need to wait a bit while they load.
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