Can you tell me of some books/seforim about Jewish prayer (in terms of nusach, development of tefillah, etc.). A good example would be "Netiv Binah". They can be either online or in print.
Several I have found helpful:
- A Guide to Jewish Prayer by Rabbi I. Wohlgemuth. Might be out of print?
- To Pray as a Jew by Rabbi Hayim Halevy Donin.
- The My People's Prayer Book series by Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman (link is to first book). There are about ten volumes, one for each part of the weekday/shabbat services, with commentary, historical notes, etc. A deeper dive than the previous two, but very accessible.
- Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History by Rabbi Ismar Elbogen, translated by Raymond P. Scheindlin. Informative but, to me, a more difficult read than the others.
There are plenty of excellent sources. A recent publication is "Why We Pray What We Pray" by Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel.
I also enjoy looking at the Beurei Hatefila site developed by Abe Katz, a former student of Rabbi Isaiah Wohlgemuth Z"L who had an excellent mandatory Beurei Hatefila program at my high school.
My Prayer by Nissan Mindel.