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Machzor

Launched in early 2024, the ninth edition of Forms of Prayer: Days of Awe offers a Reform Machzor for a new generation.

Titled “Machzor Seder Ha-t’fillot”, it is available to buy as a two-volume set in a slip case from your local Reform synagogue or Manor House Books, as well as a digital Kindle edition from Amazon.

Almost 40 years since the previous edition, Days of Awe enables us to make the extraordinary journey of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in a way that expresses our Reform Jewish values and our place in Jewish tradition.

The Machzor's Editorial Group producing this once in a generation edition
The Machzor’s Editorial Group

The new Machzor brings the innovations of the 2008 Seder Ha-t’fillot Siddur into our High Holy Days, enabling us to more easily follow the services and including transliteration to increase inclusion and accessibility.

Days of Awe is also an excellent study resource, with many of the classical texts we are familiar with and many more contemporary sources in our high quality study anthology.


Rabbis Josh Levy and Paul Freedman with Machzor
Rabbis Josh Levy and Paul Freedman with the Machzor

To mark the release, Editorial Group members Rabbi Mark Goldsmith, Rabbi Paul Freedman and Rabbi Professor Jonathan Magonet were interviewed by the Jewish Chronicle. They describe how the book has a clear layout and signposting, use of illustrations, over 1,000 study passages and gender-neutral language for God.

In an episode of Rabbiting On!, Rabbi Mark Goldsmith crossed the threshold to join the Rabbiters for a very special conversation about creating liturgy. He explained how, like any creative art, it draws inspiration from a great many sources.

Rabbi Mark also wrote a piece for The Jewish News on the new Machzor and why it reflects a Judaism that lives in the present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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