This manual has been devised for the express purpose of giving the Rabbi, or anyone officiating at a Jewish ceremonial or ritual, a concise and practical aid that will facilitate the task of officiating , and will obviate the necessity of resorting to the voluminous literature pertaining thereto.
The prayers and texts used for recitations on various occasions are given in their entirety so that there is no need during a ritual to scan the book in order to complete a particular service: the instructions are given in chronological sequence, and the prayers and texts for recitation follow the instructions. The Midrashic and Talmudic excerpts given at the end of the volume bear upon the subjects covered in the book and are intended to serve as source material, for sermons and speeches for special occasions.
The references indicating the sources will be of interest to those wishing further elucidation or information.
The need for a practical manual of this sort has been long felt, and we are confident that this volume will accomplish the purpose for which it is intended.
Hyman E. Goldin
New York, April 1939
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