Siddur (an approach to the Eternal Father)Stephen Barnes (lvl 7)
7 months ago
Feb 7, 2021
Reform Jewish Siddur
published 1961 New York, originally 1940
by the Central Conference of American Rabbis
published 2005 New York
Designed to be for inclusive for all Sephardim
Rabbinical Council of America
R' Jonathan Sacks version
Modeh ani l'faneycha
(I am thankful to YOU, living and everlasting King that YOU returned to me my soul with compassion. Great is Your faithfulness.) Women say, Modah ani l'faneycha
Said immediately upon arising.
Most traditions follow it with a washing of the hands, dedicating them to the Eternal's service.
Prayer for washing of the hands, dedicating them to the Eternal's service.
R' Donin (To pray as a Jew) notes that the meaning of netilat is to raise the hands to HIM.
Prayer after using facilities to relieve oneself, acknowledging that the body is functioning as the Eternal intended, keeping us alive.
The standard start of ... to the Most High
Opening to most appeals to the Most High, forever blessed, acknowledging HIS governance over our world.
Convention since before 1 AD was to not pronounce the Divine Name. Today we don't say most of the Names pointing to HIM, unless actually addressing HIM in prayer. Instead, we use euphemisms that all understand as pointing to HIM while still showing respect. Here we use the dash AND the word for an exalted Lord for the Divine 4-letter Name and use a K instead of a Ch.