Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer
Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer is a former President of the International Rabbinical Assembly, he is one of the founders of the Masorti Movement in Israel and is currently Head of the Masorti Beth Din in Israel.
Articles by Rabbi Dr. Reuven Hammer
Music and Jewish Prayer
Music in Jewish worship can be high art or popular song, by solo expression or with group participation.
Hebrew and Prayer
Praying in Hebrew, even in when the language is unfamiliar, can have an emotional impact.
The History of Rosh Hashanah, From the Torah to the Temples
The meaning of the holiday changes over time.
A religious poem recited on the High Holidays that is meant to strike fear in us.
Rosh Hashanah Liturgical Themes
The focus is on God, humanity and the relationship between the two.
Rosh Hashanah Musaf Amidah
The additional Amidah contains the major themes of the holiday season.