Malchuyot, Zichronot, & Shofarot: Take Two
In my last posting, I included two outlines of possible ways to reorganize the Rosh HaShanah morning service so that its unique elements were moved into more central locations, particularly when considering the length of the service.
Today I’m including a section of the second of those services, better suited for a congregational environment. The first one, as you might remember, is already a part of Machzor Kol Koreh and is better suited for a retreat type situation where everyone attends the entire the service. This is part of the edition of Machzor Kol Koreh which is specifically for B’nai Or of Boston and it begins with the Torah service, since that is where we began the significant changes. I would like to remind everyone that, while you are of course free to use this approach, please remember that this is still a work in progress commissioned by B’nai Or and we have yet to firm up permissions from many of the people whose contributions we have included.
As with all the various parts of the Kol Koreh series, I am happy to work with individual communities to “tailor make” versions which will work for you. This was and remains my dream for Kol Koreh: rather than a single standardized siddur/machzor in use by our “movement,” to have a template which can be familiar to both the members and their guests while at the same time being uniquely local. That’s why I originally printed Kol Koreh in a loose-leaf format and now use pdf files.
Hoping that this may be helpful to some of you as you continue your planning for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.
Rosh HaShanah Torah and Shofar Services: RH Shacharit Excerpt