Liberal Jewish Prayer Book vol. Ⅱ: Services for the Day of Memorial (Rosh haShanah) and the Day of Atonement (1926) was the communal maḥzor of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue (London) for the High Holy Days.
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These Services have, in their form and order, been largely modelled on the Union Prayer Book (published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis), which up to now has been used by our Congregation for the services during the High Holy Days. Some of the prayers and hymns, and almost all of the Memorial Service, have been taken from that book, and our thanks are due to the Central Conference of American Rabbis, who, through their executive officers, gave us permission to do this. Thanks are also due to the Jewish Publication Society of America for permission to use the hymn on page 121; to the Trustees of the Arthur Davis Memorial Fund for permission to use some of the translations in Service of the Synagogue; to the West London Synagogue of British Jews for the prayers adapted from their Prayer Book; and to Mrs. Alice Lucas for the poems on pages 172 and 212 taken from her Jewish Year. What has been taken or adapted from these sources is set out in detail in the Appendix. The traditional Ashkenazi and Sephardi prayer books, and the Bible (Revised Version), have contributed the larger portions of nearly all the Services. The Appendix shows the source of each prayer, or group of prayers, except those Bible passages whose several sources are indicated in the text. Many of the prayers are new, having been specially written for these services; they are indicated in the Appendix.
The English that accompanies the Hebrew prayers contains, in most cases, a paraphrase—not a translation—of the Hebrew. Sometimes it also enlarges the meaning of a Hebrew phrase or sentence.
Circumstances have necessitated the publication of Volume Ⅱ,.—that is this book—of our Services before Volume Ⅰ. That volume, will, it is hoped, be published soon. It will contain the Services for the Sabbath, the Festivals, and for other occasions; also an introduction to the Prayer Book, explaining the principles and ideas which guided its compilation.
London, July, 1923.
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