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Reconstructionist Liturgical Modifications

On November 22, 2014, B'nai Havurah will acknowledge the yahrzeit of Mordecai Kaplan at our Shabbat services. We present, below, some liturgical modifications, created by B'nai Havurah member Ed Towbin, for review prior to the services.  By posting some of prayers and rationale behind them, members and guests will have the opportunity to preview the texts for familiarity and content. The prayers are intended to fit comfortably with the traditional texts, and people may decide beforehand whether they want to use the modified or the traditional as found in our prayerbook, Kol HaNeshamah.

INTRODUCTION    EL HAYAY     ESAH EYNAY                                               
MODEH ANI       VE-AHAVTAH   MAH TOVU                                                      
VARIOUS BLESSINGS      OR HADASH                                  

Curious about Mordecai Kaplan and want to learn more?  
Please visit the Bnai Havurah Library on-line!  Our library is open whenever B'nai Havurah is open.  We have an excellent collection of books and videos - available for check out! 

Mordecai M. Kaplan z"l

Mordecai Kaplan, rabbi, essayist and Jewish educator and the co-founder of Reconstructionist Judaism passed away on November 8, 1983. In 2009, RRC commemorated Kaplan's 25th yahrzeit and invited several guests to say a few words about him.   To see video clips from his 25th commemoration, go here:  Commemoration of Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan's 25th Yahrzeit ...   
Kaplan in conversation with Rabbinical Reconstructionist College (RRC) students.


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