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The Poetry of Prayer
The Poetry of Prayer
Tehillim in Tefillah
Author: Avi Baumol
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House

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Format: Hard Cover
ISBN 10: 9652294527
ISBN 13: 9789652294524
Catalog Number: 9789652294524
Number of Pages: 312
Year Published: 2009

Description:
Often we find it difficult to concentrate on the prayers we recite, due partly to a lack of understanding of the biblical poetry in the tefillot. This book aims to unlock the mystery of the various psalms which comprise the tefillah.

The book begins with an introduction to prayer, Tehillim, and biblical poetry. Then, after an overview of the structure of the morning service, each chapter examines either a prayer adapted from a psalm or the entire psalm and explains the reason it was chosen as part of the liturgy. “Let the words of my mouth praise God and all mankind will bless the holy name of God for eternity” (Psalm 145:21).


Reviews:
“Rabbi Avi Baumol…teaches prayer by selecting from the standard prayer book (the siddur) those prayers built around verses or chapters of the Psalms. In this manner, he gives the reader the opportunity to become acquainted with Tehillim – its poetry, its grand spirituality, and its intimate religious and soulful pleading with the Almighty.…

This new approach will be of genuine help to those who would like to experience the spirituality of pious Jews for centuries before us.”
Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm
Chancellor, Yeshiva University

Rabbi Baumol’s labors are suffused with a pervasive sense of the sacral status of Tehillim, on the one hand, and its centrality to the fabric and structure of the siddur, on the other. As such it is doubly crowned and doubly enriching.”

Rabbi Dr. Aharon Lichtenstein
Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshivat Har Etzion

“An invaluable resource for learning and appreciating Sefer Tehillim in a new light.… Rabbi Baumol has elucidated through his scholarship the beauty and relevance of the mizmorim.”

Mrs. Shani Taragin
Rosh Bet Midrash, Midreshet Lindenbaum