The new Amidah Prayer Experience Companion: Explaining the Blessings of the Shemoneh Esrei has recently been released online by the Olami Morasha Syllabus. The guide can be used by educators and Jewish leaders in teaching the meaning of each of the nineteen brachot in the Amidah.
The Companion features over 150 pages of extensive commentaries and insights from the Talmud, Rishonim, Acharonim and contemporary rabbinic thinkers. The Companion is divided into three chapters that lead us through the three main sections of the Shemoneh Esrei, as categorized by the Talmud and Rabbinic codifiers: (1) the opening three blessings of praise, (2) the thirteen middle blessings of requests, and (3) the three concluding blessings of thanks.
The Amidah Companion is written for Jews of any religious affiliation and can be taught to university students, young professionals, and adults. Moreover, it can be taught in Jewish Day Schools, Jewish High Schools, Yeshivot and Seminaries. It can be used in Kiruv as well as in a structured Jewish educational curriculum, including Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.
Educators can print out the Companion in installments or in its entirety to pace their classes and/or chavruta study.