The publication of Mishkan Tfilah
presents a wonderful opportunity to examine new and meaningful ways to
approach worship. Integrating the spoken word with uplifting musical
settings of our liturgy can generate a dramatic worship experience.
Music can be a gateway to the spirit; for many congregants searching
for meaningful worship, carefully planned and balanced musical choices
can provide a pathway that guides their spiritual journey. The
following suggestions are offered as a guide for planning the music of
worship. No one size fits all. Mishkan Tfilah will be one prayer book that has variegated applications in each synagogue community, according to each congregations unique minhagim (customs).
One of the unique features of Mishkan T'filah is the inclusion of the final blessing-known as a chatimah or "seal"-at the end of nearly every version of a particular prayer: The Hebrew, the translation and the creative reading(s). Visit the Chatimot Page.