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October 7, 2015 | 24th Tishrei 5776

Music in Mishkan T'filah
The publication of Mishkan T’filah 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 T’filah will be one prayer book that has variegated applications in each synagogue community, according to each congregation’s unique minhagim (customs).More
Chatimot--The Concluding Blessings
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.

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