Saturday, May 6, 2017

Linked Article: First Hebrew-German Prayer Book in 100 Years Printed on Holocaust Remembrance Day (

"For the first time in over a century, a one-volume Orthodox Jewish prayer book (siddur– סדור in Hebrew) has been printed in Germany. This siddur includes all of the daily and holiday prayers along with a contemporary German translation, explanations of the prayers and Jewish instructions for proper prayer. The siddur was intentionally launched in time for Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 24."

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  1. While I enjoy some of the fine posts on this site, I also am somewhat baffled to see at times things connected to the Lubavitcher sect, such as this prayerbook, featured here, which are in contravention to the mesorah of Ashkenaz, from a group that does not faithfully represent it.

  2. Frankfurt Orthodox Jewish community takes action against Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic sectSunday, May 7, 2017 at 10:49:00 PM GMT+3

    Here is an important recent story related to the above comment -

    Frankfurt Jewish community takes action against Lubavitcher sect -

  3. Interesting. I didn't know about the issues in contemporary Frankfurt. That's unfortunate. I don't have much Lubavitch here, just some Torah from the 1st and 7th Rebbes that addresses secular studies and gentiles - two TIDE issues. This site isn't limited to Rav Hirsch. Wouldn't putting such a limitation on it remind you of a certain Jewish group that tends to limit its Torah to its leader? I don't consider the Baal HaTanya to be off limits just as the Mishneh Berurah didn't since that sefer often refers to Shulchan Aruch HaRav. The antics of some contemporary people are troubling but that's true in all groups. We live in strange times. If this new siddur were traife, that would be one thing. It's likely nusach ari. Does any shul in Frankfurt today keep Minhag Ashkenaz or use a Rodelheim?