"High Holyday Prayer Book for Messianic Believers in Yeshua" is the only published comprehensive Messianic High Holyday Machzor for Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. Totally Yeshua (Jesus) centered traditional liturgical prayer format is presented for personal, home, and congregational worship. Also included are Selichot-Penitential Prayers for the month of Elul and Tashlich services. Transliterations of all Hebrew prayers are included.
The Machzor is compiled and edited by Messianic Rabbi/Pastor William A. Berg who currently serves as Associate Messianic Rabbi and Cantor at Congregation Roeh Israel, Denver, Colorado. Rabbi Berg, prior to coming to faith in Yeshua, served as lay leader and Cantor of United Hebrew Center in Pueblo, Colorado from 1965-1984. He was also President of Temple Emanuel, Pueblo, Colorado from 1981-1983.
The author worked for Pueblo County Department of Social Services Child Welfare Division from April 1969-December 1983. In 1985 he participated in the Summer Evangelism and Training Program of Chosen People Ministries and in 1987 received a Certificate of Ordination as a Licensed Messianic Rabbi from the International Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues. That year he also was ordained as a Messianic Pastor by Congregation Roeh Israel and served as the first spiritual leader of Kehilat Sha'arit Yisrael (Remnant of Israel Congregation), Colorado Springs, Colorado until June 1991. From August 1993-August 1998, Rabbi Berg served as Southwest Regional Director for the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations.
Berg is a graduate of Centennial High School and Southern Colorado State College (BA), Pueblo, Colorado; Washington University, George Warren Brown School of Social Work (MSW), St. Louis, Missouri, and University of Northern Colorado, Greeley Colorado (MA-Public Administration).
An accompanying CD with all liturgical cantillations chanted by Rabbi Berg operative on MP3 players or computers is available from AZB Messianic Liturgical Resources, phone 303-337-6254.