The Koren Mesorat HaRav Siddur:
The Berman Edition
The Complete Hebrew-English Prayerbook with commentary by the seminal scholar and rabbinic leader, “The Rav,” Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Hardcover, 1304 pages, ISBN 978 965 301 2769. Regularly $32.95 Now $28.00
The Koren Mesorat HaRav Siddur follows the commentary style made popular in the Machzor Mesorat HaRav for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, presenting the Rav’s exceptional insights on tefilla as adapted from his writings, public lectures, and classes. The Rav’s brilliant commentary, which masterfully explores the interplay between the intellectual and emotional content of the siddur, is complemented by an elegant presentation of the tefillot in the renowned tradition of Koren Publishers Jerusalem. Co-published by OU Press and Koren Publishers Jerusalem.
Commentary – Hundreds of insights collected from the Rav’s writings, recorded lectures and students’ notes, some appearing in print here for the first time.
Hanhagot – Lists and explanations of the Rav’s practices during prayer
Translation – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ acclaimed translation of the tefillot
Reshimot – Summaries of shiurim (lectures) given by the Rav on various halakhic aspects of the tefillot and related themes
Typesetting – Koren’s clear and aesthetically pleasing fonts and intuitive layout
- Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein’s discussion of prayer in the teachings of the Rav
- Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ new introduction to the Rav’s thought
- Rabbi Menachem Genack’s exploration of major themes in the Rav’s views on prayer