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Steven Schwarzman worked as a technical writer, trainer, and project manager for over 20 years. Now he is an ordained rabbi, and while he still explains things, the material is better.

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Steven A. Schwarzman As I wrote in the introduction, I needed to stall one Shabbat morning until we had a minyan. So I asked, rather weakly, if people had a favorite praye…moreAs I wrote in the introduction, I needed to stall one Shabbat morning until we had a minyan. So I asked, rather weakly, if people had a favorite prayer. And I was astounded at how everyone present not only did, but articulated beautifully just what that prayer did for them. I realized that more people have deep Jewish prayer experiences (yes, in the synagogue!) than I had even remotely imagined. And I began to understand that these deep experiences and reflections could inspire others, too.(less)
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If you want a massively comprehensive, scholarly history of the Jews, try Ben-Sasson's History of the Jews (over 1000 pages). I used this as a student. For something newer and much shorter, I've heard recommendations for Scheindlin's A Short History of the Jewish People. Some people like Chaim Potok's Wanderings, but I read it too many years ago to remember how good it was.(less)
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Shma Koleinu: A Jewish People’s Commentary on the Siddur

“This book is a collection of beautiful reflections on words from our prayerbook. Rabbi Schwarzman and others (rabbis, cantors, etc.) reach into the meaning behind the prayers to bring forth stories, lessons, or thought-provoking insights.”


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