During quarantine, Scott-Martin Kosofsky fulfilled a longstanding ambition: converting an obscure Hebrew type into a modern digital font.
There’s no more ‘Lord’ and ‘Master’ in the new prayer book for the Conservative movement. The updated siddur uses modern language and context designed for broader appeal, but also includes traditional passages it had ignored in the past.
A 1,200-year-old parchment Jewish prayer book that is billed as the oldest in existence has been unveiled. It may offer a crucial tie between modern practice and Biblical times.
What to do with the old books – it’s a growing problem for synagogues across the United States.In the last six years, the three major American Jewish denominations have released new prayer books. More than 1,500 synagogues have purchased the books, in some cases making older versions obsolete.
French police reportedly have arrested two teenagers on suspicion that they burned prayer books at a Jewish cemetery near Lyon in eastern France.