The first new Reconstructionist High Holy Day prayer book to be published since 1948, the Mahzor is an inclusive, comprehensive volume for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services; one that is rooted in the traditional Hebrew liturgy, yet fully contemporary.
Some of the most prominent features of this volume are:
All readings appear within the text, simplifying the selection of material for services.
Constructed with a special strong, reinforced library quality binding.
Printed on very thin, lightweight opaque paper.
A new section, Kabbalat Hashanah, has been created to begin the erev Rosh Hashanah service.
For Rosh Hashanah, the Mahzor can be used for a traditional shofar service and full Musaf, or combining the two in several different ways.
On Yom Kippur, the Musaf service and Martyrology are integrated with the Avodah service creating a powerful, seamless whole.
The Reconstructionist Prayerbooks, featuring gender-neutral English text, contain new Hebrew and English liturgy as well as transliteration of all communally spoken prayers. Accessible to those finding their way into Judaism and inspiring for those who are familiar with the liturgy, the Kol Haneshamah series has been commended for its sparkling translation and extensive notes and commentary section.
2009 Reprint Edition