Can’t read Hebrew? Want to participate in the service? Central’s got the answer

March 14, 2009 by J-Wire
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Sydney’s Central Synagogue is introducing a new prayer-book for congregants who cannot read Hebrew.

The new addition to the bookshelves is a transliterated siddur. The book is published with the Hebrew prayers phonetically printed in English script with the English translation printed under each line.

Rabbi Levi Wolff said: “I trust this will make davening more meaningful…every worshipper can now participate rather than spectate. The translation will help to understand the prayers.”

The new siddur was introduced this week.

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