Prayerbooks in a post-print age

By Daniel S. Schechter

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, May 15, 1998

The author describes his research into how Reform congregations pray and want to pray reveals interesting and contradictory trends: more and more communities are using emerging desktop publishing technology to customize their siddur (prayerbook), yet congregants also insist on the desire for a common, shared, liturgical text. He suggests that rather than simply needing to publish the next Reform siddur, CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis) "is being asked to establish a clearinghouse of Reform prayer, and perhaps establishing a subscription service to share materials of excellence created by congregations for special occasions."

Topic: Reform Judaism, Religious Observance, Liturgy, Technology

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.28/no.554

Page Number(s): 4-5

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Genre: Article

Coverage: North America , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Schechter, Daniel S. Prayerbooks in a post-print age. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 15 May 1998: 4-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11920


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