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Does anyone know of a good siddur/prayer book designed for women that is in Yiddish and English?

  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya, faigy. I'm curious - what is a "women's" prayer book? I gather that prayer books are unspecific to any gender. – DanF May 6 at 15:22
  • @DanF I suppose you're wrong: encyclopedia.com/environment/… – Kazi bácsi May 6 at 17:24
  • Techines were the traditional form of prayers in Yiddish for women in the Ashkenazi world: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tkhine – Kazi bácsi May 6 at 17:26
  • @Kazibácsi I learned something. I knew that many women recite Tehillim, but I didn't know that there was a formally organized set of tefillot for women. – DanF May 6 at 19:13
  • @DanF There's a distinct type for that, Weiberteutsch – Kazi bácsi May 6 at 19:53
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Here is a link to several nice leather editions of the Siddur Korban Mincha, in Nusach Sefard. They have the complete Hebrew text of the tefillos, plus a Yiddish peirush (translation).

The custom is a chosson gives his kallah a Siddur Korban Mincha as a wedding gift. Much like a "Chosson Shas", it is usually elaborate and expensive, with a leather cover.

(It should be noted editions of the Siddur Korban Mincha have been made in Nusach Ashkenaz, but since nearly all of the world's Yiddish speakers are Chasidic, they almost come exclusively in Nusach Sefard and it's hard to find one in Nusach Ashkenaz. You can find vintage prints out there, though.)

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    I don't think this is what the asker is seeking. She asked for a book "that is in Yiddish and English". – msh210 May 7 at 9:59
  • Haven't seen you in a while @ezra (Maybe, I haven't been looking?) I would gather that this costs far less than a "chosson shas", no? I also think it's a safe bet that the Kallah will finish reading through this siddur long before the chosson finishes his sha"s. – DanF May 7 at 13:52
  • @msh210 Somehow in my mind late last night I read "Yiddish and English" as "Yiddish and Hebrew". My bad. I will probably delete this. – ezra May 7 at 16:11
  • @DanF It has been a while since I've been active on here, I've really just been commenting here and there. I've been pretty busy recently. It does cost way less than a Chosson Shas, though the idea behind each gift is the same. I'd venture to say a Chosson Shas for a Siddur Korban Mincha isn't a very fair trade for the Kallah or her family... XD – ezra May 7 at 16:13

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