The Koren Mesorat HaRav Siddur

01 Mar 2010
OU Press


The Koren Mesorat HaRav Siddur

with commentary by the seminal scholar and rabbinic leader, “The Rav,” Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

This 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 is complemented by an elegant presentation of the tefillot in the renowned tradition of Koren Publishers Jeruslaem, together with an eloquent English translation of the tefillot and an introduction to the work of the Rav by the esteemed Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.

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 Siddur

Typesetting – Koren’s clear and aesthetically pleasing fonts and intuitive layout

Introduction – Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ new introduction to the Rav’s thought

Paper – Special Bible Paper that is thin but strong

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