The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur, the Hebrew/English weekday prayer book with translation by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Kressel and Ephrat Family University Professor of Jewish Thought at Yeshiva University, and commentary by Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz, adjunct professor at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, has been named a Winner in the Jewish Book Council’s 2014 National Jewish Book Awards.
The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur is an engaging and thought-provoking siddur for the inquiring high school student and thoughtful adult, conceived of by Rabbi Goldmintz, a well-respected Jewish educator and scholar. It is designed to stimulate an intellectual, visual, and emotional connection to the prayers for every user. The unique, multi-tier commentary consists of four categories: Biur Tefilla, Iyun Tefilla, Hilkhot Tefilla and Ani Tefilla, each designed to enrich one’s understanding and connection to the prayers. Additional features include three different layouts for the amida (silent prayer) that allow users to maximize their concentration, inspiring narratives, a collection of “Frequently Asked Questions” on prayer, tips on enhancing one’s kavana, and more.
The Koren Ani Tefilla Siddur is part of the Koren Magerman Educational Siddur Series, published in cooperation with Yeshiva University. The series includes the Ani Tefilla Shabbat Siddur, the Koren Children’s Siddur (grades K-2) and the Koren Youth Siddur (grades 3-5).