Hebrew Prayers Learning Series (HPLS)
Phonetic Transliterated Siddurim
(Jewish Prayer Books)
|Read what HPLS users say about the HPLS siddurim.|
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|October 30, 2012,
Wonderful website design.
The Talmud torah and adult education community is missing out ... The Jewish educational establishment still thinks that people will learn to daven in Hebrew from developing the basic skills. Most people lose patience or do not do what it takes to really break through, and that includes a lot of converts and basic teshuvah types.
It takes repetition, ... not just sounding out words at a turtle's pace. Most people do not get that repetition in, or get discouraged. Most kids only go to Talmud Torah on Sundays now, and just for a few hours.
I used to go for 12 hours a week and none of us learned much and did not develop reasonable reading skills. The old way is not working and has not been working for the post Cheder generations. Your method is imperative and long overdue.
With the sorry state of Jewish literacy these books should be ordered around the world.
|February 15, 2012,
Just today I was delivered your HPLS six volume set.
After years of having a wonderful life in our Modern Orthodox community, but not really knowing what I was doing in shul, I have decided to teach myself how to daven properly.
I believe your publication is the perfect was to do that. Thanks for the effort I know this took.
|November 8, 2011
Sarah S wrote:
Thank you VERY MUCH for publishing these. Think of
all the extra davening in the world due to your efforts!
Kol Tuv, Sarah
|February 9, 2011,
Dear Mr. Linker,
I must tell you that the books I ordered from you for my friends and me have truly been a blessing. Our little group meets weekly, and with the transliterations and translations, our Hebrew reading has improved by leaps and bounds. We have gained much confidence in our reading because we can see if we are pronouncing the words correctly. It's almost as though you designed those books just for us. Not a meeting goes by that we do not mention how fortunate we are to have them. We have shown the books to several people including our rabbi and they have been very impressed.
We are thinking about writing a short story (to sell) about our group, its development, our growth, and our good fortune in finding your prayer books. Would it be all right if we mention you and your company, specifically? Each of us has writing experience and we have been published (coincidentally, we are all retired schoolteachers).
|July 27, 2009,
As part of returning to my Jewish roots, I searched high and low for an item just like this.
Thank you so much for the help this will provide so many with a desire to learn!
|July 5, 2007
--- Judy A <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
... I've already sent my learning friend to your site, and I'll definitely send others. I already know that I really like your work from the free blessing sheets that you so generously put on the site. Thanks! Judy A
|Thu, 21 Dec 2006
--- J Mezrahi <jmezrahi@xxxx> wrote:
... I have to tell you again I really love your books, they are amazing! I would not be reading prayers today without them. I have been using them for 2 years and going....!
I show it to everyone I see..Thanks again, J Mezrahi
|December 19, 2005
Good friend Ephraim
I am putting a check in the mail for another 20 of the Temple Beth El Volume 4 Primers.
My adult Beginning Hebrew class just finished for the term. We had eight students this class; all of whom had little, if any exposure to Hebrew. All eight were reading bits and pieces after four weeks. After ten weeks we had fluent, confident readers who now are in touch with the Shabbat evening service.
Thank you ... I wish you a very warm Chag Samayach Chanukkah.
Jeff Freedman University Place, WA
|August 27, 2006
Grethel J. Rickman <AKA14xx@lxxxxxx.xxxx> wrote:
I feel your transliterations are the best ones that I have found. This has greatly helped me since I am working on becoming a Jew. I have two friends--both Jews--who want copies too.
Grethel J. Rickma
|January 15, 2006
Sara S <email@example.com> wrote:
Thank you so much for the wonderful transliterated/translated Chanuka blessings sheets. We distributed them at our JEP Teen Chanuka Party, as well as at another one of our events. The sheets are printed clearly and are a pleasure to read and use. Thank
you for enabling many JEP families to light the menorah properly and with ease this Chanuka. Tizku L'mitzvot!
May 25, 2005
Denny Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wroote:
I purchased your Hebrew Prayers Learning Series as a tool for learning Hebrew. I just received it today and am very satisfied with what I see. Also, you are to be commended for your fast turn-around on shipping.
|March 6, 2005
Joe Singer <Lsinger@lxxxxxx.xxx> wrotee:
I want to thank you for producing these marvelous books. I have been studying Biblical Hebrew so I can understand the Torah and the siddur and not just read the words and your books defining each word in the prayers literally is extremely helpful.
Most translations are not literal or do not go word by word and this way I can get a better appreciation of what the words mean, think of my own translations, figure out what English words might fit the Hebrew better, and learn to think in Hebrew and get a better appreciation of the meaning of the prayers.
I'm very grateful for your efforts in producing these books.
|August 13, 2004
Dear Mr. Linker,
. . . Kol HaKavod on your project of transliteration of the siddur. You are in the line of tradition from the days of the Magill Interlinear siddur and the numerous newer issues and projects including Artscroll and others.
Good luck in your endeavor and I am certain that it will bring much satisfaction and assistance to many Jews in the synagogue today.
Nachum (Rabbi Norman Lipson)
|October 15, 2004
Renah Bell <email@example.com> wrote:
I congratulate you on a very important and well done body of work. I hope this connection will help to publicize it because I know there are people in the Jewish community who have a real need for it. . . .
BRAVO to you on your innovative and concerned work.
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