Wednesday nights - Rav Benzion's Tanya shiur..........Please continue to daven for the good health of the Rebbe (Yechiel Michel ben Devorah Leah) and Rebbetzin (Feiga bas Sarah).

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Update About New Tefila Yeshara Siddur

To see the first post about the new siddur, click here.

UPDATE: About 15-20 of the chevra in shul have been using the new siddur for a number of months now. I also have warmed up a bit more to it and purchased my own copy. The k'sav ashuris is actually quite nice once you get used to it and not having to flip around looking for Ashrei is a major plus.
Currently, everyone is sold out of the first print (you can try here). Rav Veiner is working on fixing a few things and printing a second edition. in addition to the Shabbos and Yom Tov siddur. BS"D, we'll keep you up to date.
UPDATE: The Shabbos and Yom Yov siddur has been printed in small and large formats. I got a copy brought from Eretz Yisroel and am seriously considering using it instead of the old one. Something about the new font and layout feels more appropriate for Shabbos than weekdays. Also, it was printed on nice yellow paper which makes up for some of the other issues I have with it. Very excited!

For the differences between the Rebbe's nusach and the new siddur for weekday Shemoneh Esrei, click here.

Interestingly, a special edition of the siddur Tefilah Yesharah was printed in Germany in 1946 for Holocaust survivors in the DP camps (see left and below). That this siddur was viewed as a necessary item and chosen to be from the first printed seforim for the DP camps may be indicative of the popularity of this siddur and its nusach before the Holocaust.

Inside of the Yafeh edition, Fernwald 1946
  Reprinted in Fernwald 1946
by Rabbi Yaakov Friedman, Yafeh edition

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