-Rabbis find they need to choose their political roles, if any, with care. (Washington Jewish Week)
-A look at the varied paths that brought 4 people to become cantors. (The Jewish Week)
-The new Reform siddur Mishkan T’filah seems to be going over well in San Francisco Temples — even though it contains no directions whatsoever. (J.)
-For Rabbi Berl Lazar, chief rabbi of Russia, who â€œenjoys President Vladimir Putin’s trust and â€œis backed by billionaire Lev Leviev â€¦ these are good times.â€? But there are delicate issues for him to deal with, and there is resentment about his monopoly. (Haaretz)
Pronounced: SIDD-ur or seeDORE, Origin: Hebrew, prayerbook.