סידור לבנת הספיר לקבלת שבת • Siddur Livnat HaSapir L’Kabbalat Shabbat, a Friday Night Siddur compiled by Aharon Varady

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Siddur Livnat HaSapir is a complete prayerbook (siddur) for welcoming the Shabbat on nearly all Friday evenings. Besides Minḥa for Erev Shabbat, Candle Lighting, Kabbalat Shabbat, Arvit, and Kiddush, Siddur Livnat HaSapir also contains many other prayers, rituals, and texts used to prepare one's entry into Shabbat: Perek Shira and Shir Ha-Shirim, meditations for immersing in a mikvah or shower, the blessing over children, the birkat hamazon for the first meal of the Shabbat, and many other treasures. The entire work is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.

The siddur was compiled by Aharon N. Varady, the founding director of the Open Siddur Project and managing editor of Dimus Parrhesia Press. In his own words, “Siddur Livnat haSapir is a gateway for exploring the landscapes and lore of the Jewish imagination, a portal opened at the outset of the Shabbat.” Varady specialized in experiential education at the William Davidson School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where, as a fellow in the Experiential Learning Initiative, he received a Masters degree in Jewish Education. He has taught as a Judaics specialist and storyteller at the Teva Learning Center, the Jewish Journey Project, and Eden Village Camp. More about him can be learned via his home page.

All proceeds from the sale of this siddur benefit Aharon Varady's work on the Open Siddur Project.

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Description

Aharon Varady writes,

Siddur Livnat HaSapir l’Kabbalat Shabbat is a complete prayerbook (siddur) for welcoming the Shabbat on nearly all Friday evenings. This is my personal prayerbook containing my idiosyncratic preferences in liturgical custom and aesthetic presentation. I compiled it to remind myself of the deeply magical and mysterious themes of Shabbat on just those Friday nights when I’ve lost myself and any sense of wonder. This siddur, my first, is an attempt to build a bridge to the land beyond the River Sambatyon, by which I mean, the sanctuary of Judaism’s cultural imagination. In my translation I have sought to elevate and evoke the magical and mythical over any other critical literal or historical reading. I’m sure the first thing people will notice is that Siddur Livnat haSapir might have more illustrations than many other siddurim they’ve encountered. They are landmarks in a map filled with the treasured insights I’m desperate to remind myself of when I become too hardened to dream of the world I wish to live and love in. I only hope that whether one is impressed or dissatisfied, it will inspire those who discover it to craft their own siddur. I encourage others to craft a prayerbook containing the wisdom, understanding, and insight they have gleaned throughout their lives, to use it as a tool to develop their creative and emotional intelligence, and to pass it along to others in a way that others can adapt it to their own personal contexts.

Product Details

Copyleft: Aharon N. Varady (CC BY-SA)
Edition: 2018.01.27
Publisher: Dimus Parrhesia Press
Published: January 27, 2018
Language: Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic, and English. Some Greek and Ge’ez.
Pages: 218
Binding: Hardcover (casewrap)
Interior: Ink Full color
Weight: 0.83 lbs.
Dimensions: (inches) 6 wide x 9 tall

Additional information

Weight 0.83 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 1 x 9 in