Machzor Eit Ratzon is a complete prayerbook for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
What makes Machzor Eit Ratzon unique is that, like Siddur Eit Ratzon, it enables people with a variety of backgrounds, practices, and beliefs to participate more actively in the prayer services of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Machzor Eit Ratzon has a unique four column format with the traditional Hebrew text, a full transliteration, a new translation that is both readable and meaningful (and davenable), and a column of commentaries -- all on the same page.
The commentaries column includes basic information about what's going on in the service, interesting insights into the themes of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and kavvanot and meditations that can be incorporated into the service. The commentaries also address the philosophical questions that congregants raise, and offer creative alternatives to problematic passages in the service (like the Avodah Service).
If you are unfamiliar with Siddur Eit Ratzon, please visit the Siddur website so that you can see its unique features for yourself, and so that you can understand how Siddur Eit Ratzon enables its users to have a much more meaningful prayer experience. At the Siddur webste, you can also view sample pages from Siddur Eit Ratzon; the pages of Machzor Eit Ratzon are set up in the same way.
Machzor Eit Ratzon was first published in the summer of 2010. A new version of Machzor Eit Ratzon, with many appropriate revisions and additions, will be published in the summer of 2011. It has 441 double pages, quality paper, a sturdy binding, and a teal cover.
Orders are being taken now for the new version of Machzor Eit Ratzon, for delivery in August 2011. This will be a limited edition, so to ensure that you get a copy, please order one promptly. Single copies are $38, including shipping and handling) and can be ordered at the Siddur website. Multiple copies can also be ordered there at a discount.
If your congregation may be interested in considering Machzor Eit Ratzon for adoption in 2012, I encourage you to obtain a number of copies of Machzor Eit Ratzon this summer so that you can try them out during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this fall.
Congregations that are considering adoption of Machzor Eit Ratzon in 2012 should keep in mind that orders must be placed by May 15, 2012 in order to ensure that the 2012 printing includes enough copies to meet your needs. It is anticipated that the price for 50 or more copies will be $26 per copy, including shipping and handling.
If your congregation is considering adopting Machzor Eit Ratzon, I encourage you to let me know of your interest as soon as possible so that I can provide you information that may help in your deliberations. Please email me or call me at 732-445-2831.
Joseph G. Rosenstein
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