An amazing new siddur has just been released – the culmination of years of research and work, and a collaboration between Kehot Publication Society and Tzivos Hashem.
This new siddur was developed to address a great need expressed by many Rabbis, Shluchim, parents and children, that it is increasingly difficult to make tefillah meaningful for themselves and for their charges, especially for youth. Even if someone can translate the word of davening, there is so much meaning, context and flavor that is missed. Tefillah can often feel archaic, as if repeating some ancient words, rather than what it should be – a journey of communication and connection to Hashem.
The Weiss Edition siddur was initiated and sponsored by Rabbi Moishe and Ruty Weiss, Shluchim to Sherman Oaks, CA addressing these concerns. Dedicating the siddur to their parents a”h, as well as legendary Shliach Rabbi Yehoshua B. Gordon, Rabbi Weiss explains, “With its abundant explanation blended into the all new and very relatable translation, the new siddur opens tefillah to a whole new realm of understanding and allows any user to relate to the prayers, as if they are coming from their own heart and mind. Anyone who merited knowing Rabbi Gordon knows that this is something that was very dear to his heart.” Rabbi Gordon’s first yohrtzeit was this past Shabbos.
Containing all tefillos for weekdays, Shabbos and Yomtov, the siddur also offers its acclaimed blended translation-explanation of all the Yomtov Torah readings so shul participants can understand what’s being read. It also contains the entire Tehillim in the back for use after davening.
“We developed its many features, such as hundreds of deeper insights, brief synopses of each tefillah, intuitive side-by-side layout, and clear, stunning design to help a person transform rote recital into connection and communication,” says Rabbi Yerachmiel Benjaminson, Executive Director of Tzivos Hashem.
Chassidus tells us that davening is the “heart” of yiddishkeit. Bursting with explanation and inspiration, this new regal addition to Kehot’s offerings of Chabad liturgy has already been acclaimed as changing people’s entire relationship with tefillah and their connection to Hashem and Torah and mitzvos.
It is available at local bookstores and through Kehot.
Bulk discounted orders for Shluchim are also available here.