"Dinah Berlan has given us a treasure. Her English rendering of Fanny Neuda’s book of prayers for Jewish women is elegant as well as capable of opening hearts. It stirred mine."
–Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, coauthor of Jewish with Feeling
"Berland has been preparing all her life to re-create Fanny Neuda’s deeply useful and soulful Hours of Devotion. She has given us a woman’s book of illuminations, a compilation of prayers that moves from suffering to gratitude, a work that sanctifies life."
–Edward Hirsch, author of Lay Back the Darkness
"This rich, spiritually vital collection shines with integrity and wisdom. Contemporary Jewish life as a whole is immeasurably enriched by Berland’s graceful restoration of Neuda’s prayers–prayers that had long articulated the deep yearnings of Jewish women. A book every Jewish home should have, to be cherished and transmitted from generation to generation."
–Rabbi Miriyam Glazer, editor of Dancing on the Edge of the World
"Hours of Devotion is, among other splendid things, a book about fate: the fate of these prayers treasured by generations of Jewish women; the intersecting fates of Fanny Neuda and Dinah Berland, who has made the prayers available again; and how fate itself is shaped by prayer, which carries the wisdom of individuals and communities backwards and forwards through time. This is a remarkable book, one that will move the reader both to reflection and to prayer."
–Brigit Pegeen Kelly, author of The Orchard