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With All Your Heart: The CBST Sid­dur B’chol L’vav’cha for Fri­day Night

Rab­bi Sharon Kleinbaum
  • From the Publisher
October 11, 2011
CBST is a unique Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty in Jew­ish his­to­ry. Nev­er before has there been a com­mu­ni­ty that reach­es across all bor­ders to wel­come all Jews, regard­less of ori­en­ta­tion or iden­ti­ty, Ashke­naz­ic or Sephardic, Ortho­dox, Con­ser­v­a­tive, Recon­struc­tion­ist, or Reform, GLBT or straight. Sid­dur B’chol L’vav’cha reflects the wide and wel­com­ing embrace of CBST. The prayers are clas­si­cal, yet re-craft­ed to reflect con­tem­po­rary con­cerns. Trans­la­tions are faith­ful to the Hebrew text, yet poet­ic in their inter­pre­ta­tions of Jew­ish tra­di­tion. Translit­er­a­tions abound, mak­ing it pos­si­ble for every Jew to open the pages of the sid­dur and begin pray­ing in a cus­tom­ary Jew­ish man­ner. Best of all, this prayer book reflects the joy of the CBST com­mu­ni­ty, its love of all who join their sacred cir­cle, and its blessed embrace of God.- ‑Rab­bi Bur­ton L. Visotzky

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