If you don’t have the Nevarech benscher, you’ve certainly seen it on a friend’s Shabbat table. You may not know it by name, but you know the one I mean. The one with all those gorgeous pictures?
The publishers of that ever-popular benscher have recently released their newest creation — a similarly styled Shabbat siddur called Nehalel Be Shabbat.
When the publishers sent me an advance copy for review, my husband immediately scooped it up and “offered” to do the review. (In which “offered” equals stated as unequivocal fact.)
So, without further adieu, here’s what my husband had to say:
This new siddur is fantastic. The pictures are beautiful and very inspiring. I actually like this far more than the benscher, which my wife always liked, but I found a bit over the top.
I really recommend reading the essays at the beginning of the siddur; I got a lot out of them. They helped to set the framework for using this siddur as part of your Shabbat davening.
The publishers obviously put a lot of thought into how to gain inspiration and connection in your davening; they recommend using the pictures as a guide to help you reach that — but caution that they are a means to an end, not an end to themselves.
I have discovered, after using the siddur for a couple of months, that it’s really best to use it occasionally – as a way to keep your davening fresh.
My only critique is that it doesn’t fit comfortably in my tallit bag and it’s a bit heavy – but those things aren’t a major deal-breaker, especially for all the plusses of this siddur.
I look forward to seeing what product they come out with next!
As you can tell, the siddur was a resounding hit with my husband. And I can see it being a great addition to just about any family’s home. Think: Yom tov host or hostess gift!
It would also make a wonderful present for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or a child heading off to Israel for the year (or college). Even for younger children, it’s a great gift. I know my “visual learner” loves snuggling up next to daddy for davening when he’s using this siddur.
Because I just knew you’d love it, I’ve partnered up with the fine people at Nehalel to offer an exclusive sale for KOAB readers:
If you are in Israel, you can get your copy of Nehalel for just 98 NIS (regularly 129 NIS), which includes shipping. (Hey, it’s a better deal for my Israeli readers!)
You can also get a taste for this amazing siddur by downloading a free PDF of Kabbalat Shabbat HERE.
And… in even more exciting news… one lucky KOAB reader will win a copy of the Nehalel Shabbat siddur as well! (If you win, by the way, and had already purchased a discounted copy, you’ll be refunded for your purchase price!)
Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
#1. Leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d like to win this siddur. This comment is required to be entered to win this giveaway.
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This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Israel who are 18 or older. Entries will be accepted until Monday, September 2nd at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be selected randomly and notified by email immediately. He or she will have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Nehalel Be Shabbat to facilitate my review; the publishers will also provide the winner of this contest with his or her siddur. I was not compensated for hosting this giveaway nor for sharing my (positive) opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC regulations. And also because I want you to know.