Prayer books

The Problem Of Prayerbooks

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"Those books can’t just sit in your attic forever."

Beyond Burial

The problem of prayerbooks: awash in holy books, synagogues ponder how to collectively, creatively dispose of old friends.

02/15/2013

After years of watching synagogue members die or move away, the Sephardic Jewish Center of Canarsie made the difficult decision to downsize.

Synagogues that upgrade to newer editions of prayer books often have to bury the old ones. Adam Jones/Creative Commons
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