Renew Our Hearts

A Siddur for Shabbat Day

by Bayit: Building Jewish


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Also by Rachel Barenblat

Texts to the Holy

About this book


From the creator of the Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah, a new siddur for the day of Shabbat.

Published jointly by Bayit and Ben Yehuda Press, Renew Our Hearts balances tradition with innovation, featuring liturgy for morning (shacharit and a renewing approach to musaf, the “additional” service of Shabbat and festivals), afternoon (mincha), and evening (ma’ariv and havdalah), along with curated works of poetry, art and new liturgies from across the breadth of Jewish spiritual life.

In the trans-denominational spirit of Jewish renewal, Renew Our Hearts is for individuals and communities across the Jewish spiritual spectrum. In service of maximum accessibility, every word of Hebrew is paired with transliteration and with clear, pray-able English translation.

Renew Our Hearts is designed for use in homes, in congregations and independent minyanim, on Shabbat hikes, in contemplative Shabbat settings: wherever you experience the rhythms of Shabbat day, from morning until night.

Includes work by: Trisha Arlin, Rabbi Rachel Barenblat, Ze’ev Barkan, Rabbi Leila Gal Berner, Rabbi Daniel Brenner, Rabbi Lewis John Eron, Rabbi Shir Yaakov Feit, Rabbi Lev Friedman, Jonathan Gibbs, Rabbi Jill Hammer, Rabbi Burt Jacobson, Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan, Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman, Rabbi Evan Krame, Rabbi Janet Madden, Rabbi David Markus, Mark Nazimova, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi z”l, Susan R. Schorr, Kohenet Taya Shere, Rabbi Jennifer Singer, Donna Tukel, Rabbi Shohama Harris Wiener, and Rabbi David Zaslow.

Renew Our Heart: Shema, pp. 42-43

Renew Our Hearts: Musaf spread, pp. 84-85

About Bayit: Building Jewish

Bayit: Building Jewish brings together people committed to building a soulful, inclusive and meaningful Jewish life for all ages and stages. Partnering broadly with individuals and communities, Bayit develops, tests, refines and distributes tools for a Jewish future always under construction. Learn more at Bayit: Building Jewish.