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Birnbaum, Phillip ed. and trans. Daily Prayer Book: Ha-Siddur Ha-Shalem. Hebrew Publishing Company, New York. 1949. Reprinted Paperback 1977. ISBN 0-884820-54-8.
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Falk, Marcia. The Book of Blessings: New Jewish Prayers for Daily Life, the Sabbath, and the New Moon Festival. Beacon Pr; August 1999. Paperback and Hardback available. ISBN 0-807010-17-0. [A collection of blessings, poems, meditations, and rituals presented in English and Hebrew offers a traditional perspective to weekday, Sabbath, and New Moon festival observances]
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Hertz, Joseph Herman. The Authorised Daily Prayer Book. Bloch, New York. 1948. Hardcover. Reprinted 1987. 1145 pages. ISBN 0819700940.
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Scherman, Nosson. The Complete Artscroll Siddur. Artscroll/Mesorah Press, NY. 1984 (Ashkenazi) 1985 (Sephardi). Hardcover. Nusach Ashkenaz: 1043 Pages, ISBN 0-899066-50-X. Nusach Sefard (Chassidic): 1086 Pages, ISBN 0-899066-57-7. [Traditional prayerbook with extensive commentary]
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Shendelman, Sara; Davis, Avram. Traditions: The Complete Book of Prayers, Rituals, and Blessings for Every Jewish Home. Hyperion; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 0-786863-81-1.
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