Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: Prev | 1 of 4 |

(404 words)

[German Version]

(Heb. סידור, from סֵדֶר/sēder, “order”), since the Gaonic period (Gaon) the name of the Jewish prayer books (III). Until the modern period, the terms Siddur and Makhzor were not clearly distinguished; today the Siddur is the Jewish prayer book for daily prayers and Sabbath worship. As siddur ha-shalem it also includes alternative forms of prayers for feast days, Piyyutim (Poetry: I, 2) for special Sabbaths, and liturgies for rites of passage. In antiquity and Late Antiquity, it was forbidden to reduce prayers (XI) to writing (t. Šabb. 13:4; b. Šabb. 115b; y. Šabb. 16:1, …

Cite this page
Hollender, Elisabeth, “Siddur”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲