Prayer Source Materials

Here — under construction — are links to prayers and commentaries on prayers. This page is intended to become an easier way to reference materials as “Prayer Links,” with notes on prayer-related content in the weekly portion, grow.

Mah Tovu

Morning Blessings

Psalm 136


Hallel


Passover Resources


See also — Resources on Hagar for the High Holidays


Open Siddur Project

Here is some information about the Open Siddur Project :

…Our mission is to liberate the resources of Jewish spiritual practice through the digitization of printed work in the Public Domain and to advocate for the appropriate licensing or re-licensing of Jewish spiritual resources under standard free culture licenses.

To this end, the Open Siddur Project is creating an online workshop for crafting, publishing, and printing Jewish prayer books (siddurim). Our intention is that the development of a free web application and digital library of liturgical texts (historic and contemporary, familiar and obscure) will preserve the diversity of Jewish traditions worldwide, encourage creative engagement and understanding in Jewish spiritual practice, and provide an urgently needed resource for Jews sharing and crafting new siddurim….


There is a technical aspect to the work — involving making Hebrew script editable, etc. (unlike proprietary programs, like Davka) — which I don’t entirely understand, including a “tech-talk” subgroup for those more code-oriented. But no technical ability beyond being able to upload a file — or find someone who can do it for you — is required to share prayer-related material.

Check out my first contribution, just as an example. Aharon Varady at Open Siddur added the Hebrew text, where quoted, for me.

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