Here is an all-encompassing commentary that eloquently bridges the universal and the personal: the purpose and meaning of creation along with the historical mission of Klal Yisroel, as ultimately expressed through the personal yearnings of each and every Jew, in tefilla.
Whether you turn to The Hirsch Siddur during times of prayer, or any other time - as a source of learning, insight, or inspiration - you will always discover a virtual fountain of enrichment and encouragement. Here is a commentary that makes the Siddur text accessible to all, transforming tefilla into a more meaningful and invigorating personal experience.
Also includes Rav Hirsch’s complete commentary to Pirkei Avos.
- ITEM #: 1775
- ISBN: 0-87306-142-X
- Weight: 1.6100 lbs
- Binding: Hard Cover / 772 pages
- Published by: Feldheim Publishers
To get to the point, the commentary is what you should use of this. The order of the siddur is flipping back and forth and if you daven in some English, well, you can forget this. It's Hebrew on many stuff. I use this for commentary mostly.
I have great admiration for Rav Hirsch. His writings and commentaries have spoken to me more powerfully than any other single person, and he has enable me to understand things on a level I doubt I could have reached on my own. His interpretation of the siddur is no exception.
Unfortunately, the quality of the printing is not up to the usual standard I have come to expect from Feldheim. The print on many of the pages is blurred, or faded, or there is an appearance that the ink has run slightly. It has the appearance of a photocopy of a photocopy. The print size of the commentary is also rather small. Overall, this makes reading the siddur more difficult, which takes away from the amount of attention, energy, and effort I would like to devote to the content.
I hope that Feldheim will produce a new edition, newly typeset, with modern fonts, and with a better quality production than this edition.
I recently came accross the Hirsch Siddur and I cannot believe how his words have changed my understanding of the teffilos. It is the best siddur I have ever owned.