Judaism and Hebrew Prayer

Judaism and Hebrew Prayer

This comprehensive volume on Jewish liturgy is packed with detailed information, yet Dr. Reif carries his scholarship lightly, always on guard not to confuse the reader.

Author: Stefan C. Reif

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521483417

Category: Religion

Page: 437

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A scholarly but readable guide to the history of Jewish prayer from biblical times to the modern period.
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The Way Into Jewish Prayer

The Way Into Jewish Prayer

An accessible introduction to the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. The Way Into Jewish Prayer helps us to explore the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer.

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580232012

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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An accessible introduction to the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. The Way Into Jewish Prayer helps us to explore the reasons for and the ways of Jewish prayer. It opens the door to 3,000 years of Jewish prayer, making available all you need to feel at home in the Jewish way of communicating with God.
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Studies in Jewish Prayer

Studies in Jewish Prayer

In this collection of essays, Professor Zahavy explores the origins and early history of prayer in Judaism.

Author: Tzvee Zahavy

Publisher: Zohar Media

ISBN: 9780819178374

Category: Religion

Page: 182

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In this collection of essays, Professor Zahavy explores the origins and early history of prayer in Judaism. He examines the growth of rabbanic liturgy from immediately after the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE until the close of the Talmud of the Land of Israel. Zahavy shows how rabbanic rules for prayer reflect the historical circumstances of the Jews in late antique Israel. He argues, based on close textual analysis, that rabbis had little influence over the governance of synagogues in the first and second centuries.
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The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer

This volume, through its encyclopedic format, makes such a study easy and enjoyable.

Author: Macy Nulman

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461631248

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Fifteen years in the making, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer is a monumental achievement. Never before has such a comprehensive resource been available to those searching for answers to questions on Jewish prayer. Macy Nulman has provided, in one unique, accessible volume, information on each and every prayer recited in the Ashkenazic and Sephardic traditions, creating an invaluable tool for study or quick reference. Prayer books are essentially cumulative anthologies that evolved over time as new prayers were added. Study of these prayers reveals insights into the history of Judaism, providing a deeper appreciation of the heritage that has sustained the Jewish people throughout the centuries. This volume, through its encyclopedic format, makes such a study easy and enjoyable. Arranged alphabetically by prayer, the encyclopedia entries include extensive liturgical information on the prayers, their composers and development, the laws and customs surrounding them, and their place in the service. All prayers, including not only prayers recited in the synagogue, but also the Grace After Meals and the prayers to be said before going to bed, prayers for special occasions such as weddings and circumcisions, prayers for the funeral ritual and for private devotion, are featured. The entries make extensive use of cross-referencing and bibliographical information to facilitate further study. In addition, the author discusses the many poetic insertions, known as piyyutim, recited on special Sabbaths, Holy Days, and festivals. Concise and easy to consult, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer contains several indexes: two title indexes - one in Hebrew and one in transliteration - as well as an index of biblical verses and a name index. Additionally, a glossary defining technical terms and vocabulary associated with the prayers is provided. This important, one-of-a-kind reference volume is ideal for scholars, students, and others who want to know more about Jewish tradition.
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Higher and Higher

Higher and Higher

A comprehensive examination of Jewish prayer and the structure of the Siddur, including analyses of individual prayers.

Author: Steven M. Brown

Publisher: U'd Syn Conservative Judaism

ISBN:

Category: Judaism

Page: 208

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A comprehensive examination of Jewish prayer and the structure of the Siddur, including analyses of individual prayers.
Categories: Judaism

Jewish Prayer

Jewish Prayer

Louis Jacobs was Rabbi at New London Synagogue until his death in 2006.

Author: Louis Jacobs

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606082379

Category: Religion

Page: 61

View: 268

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Jews Bible and Prayer

Jews  Bible and Prayer

Also clarified in these essays are notions of David, Greek and Hebrew, divine metaphors, and the liturgical use of the Hebrew Bible.

Author: Stefan C. Reif

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110486704

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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In his articles Stefan Reif’s articles have dealt with Jewish biblical exegesis and the close analysis of the evolution of Jewish prayer texts. Some fourteen of these that appeared in various collective volumes are here made more easily available, together with a major new study of Numbers 13, an introduction and extensive indexes. Reif attempts to establish whether there is any linguistic, literary and exegetical value in the traditional Jewish interpretation of the Hebrew Bible for the modern scientific approach to such texts and whether such an approach itself is always free of theological bias. He demonstrates how Jewish liturgical texts may illuminate religious teachings about wisdom, history, peace, forgiveness, and divine metaphors. Also clarified in these essays are notions of David, Greek and Hebrew, divine metaphors, and the liturgical use of the Hebrew Bible.
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Filling Words with Light

Filling Words with Light

An inspiring spiritual companion that provides fresh insights and meditations into traditional Jewish liturgy for people of all backgrounds.

Author: Lawrence Kushner

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580232388

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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An inspiring spiritual companion that provides fresh insights and meditations into traditional Jewish liturgy for people of all backgrounds. Brings the prayerbook to life and shows how to put more of yourself into the holy words of the Jewish tradition.
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Jewish Liturgy as a Spiritual System

Jewish Liturgy as a Spiritual System

Readers of this book will emerge with a new awareness of what we as Jews are doing when we pray, why we are doing it, how we are supposed to be affected by prayer, how the prayers came to be as they are today, and how they differ among the ...

Author: Arnold Rosenberg

Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781461629146

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Readers of this book will emerge with a new awareness of what we as Jews are doing when we pray, why we are doing it, how we are supposed to be affected by prayer, how the prayers came to be as they are today, and how they differ among the major movements of American Judaism. The traditional Jewish liturgy, if properly understood, is a deep and powerful technique for spiritual transformation. However, spiritual depth of prayer has been progressively reduced over the past 2000 years as the underlying currents of the Siddur, the Jewish prayerbook, have been lost to the majority of worshippers. This book explains the Jewish liturgy prayer by prayer, according to what, in the context of ancient and medieval Judaism, was its raison d'‚tre: a structure for transforming one's mind and way of life. The author writes: "The crisis Judaism now faces, while genuine, is due not to a lack of depth in the traditional Jewish prayer service, but to a profound and almost universal lack of understanding of that prayer service that pervades all segments of the Jewish community. Jewish prayer services in many contemporary synagogues lack spiritual fervor because the linkage between word and ritual, on the one hand, and mental transformation on the other, that would generate such fervor is not generally known to Jewish adults and is not taught to Jewish children. Unfortunately, the prayer service regularly degenerates into a race through words and gestures divorced from the sequence of mental states and visualizations through which these words and gestures were intended to lead us." This book was written to reunite the activity and language of prayer with its original transformative goal, by educating worshippers about what is at the heart of the siddur. Several chapters provide an overview of the Jewish prayer service and its spiritual flow. These chapters explain the visualizations, allusions, and meditative techniques that form the heart of the service and the altered states of consciousness through which the service ca
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To pray as a Jew

To pray as a Jew

A fresh, contemporary interpretation of the ageless Judaic heritage--its traditions and laws--with a detailed guide to Jewish prayers, rituals, and teachings that also examines the role of prayer in our lives

Author: Hayim H. Donin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0465086330

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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A fresh, contemporary interpretation of the ageless Judaic heritage--its traditions and laws--with a detailed guide to Jewish prayers, rituals, and teachings that also examines the role of prayer in our lives
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Understanding Jewish Prayer

Understanding Jewish Prayer

Author: Jakob Josef Petuchowski

Publisher: Ktav Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X000242753

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 326

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Making Prayer Real

Making Prayer Real

Join over fifty Jewish spiritual leaders from all denominations in a candid conversation about the why and how of prayer: how prayer changes us and how to discern a response from God.

Author: Mike Comins

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781580234177

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Join over fifty Jewish spiritual leaders from all denominations in a candid conversation about the why and how of prayer: how prayer changes us and how to discern a response from God. In this fascinating forum, they share the challenges of prayer, what it means to pray, how to develop your own personal prayer voice, and how to rediscover meaning and God's presence in the traditional Jewish prayer book. Book jacket.
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My People s Prayer Book Seder K riat haTorah the Torah service

My People s Prayer Book  Seder K riat haTorah  the Torah service

The fourth book in this important series presents all the traditional Jewish prayers with important commentaries from the rabbinic literature and modern Jewish scholars.

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045828

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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The fourth book in this important series presents all the traditional Jewish prayers with important commentaries from the rabbinic literature and modern Jewish scholars.
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Patterns of Daily Prayer in Second Temple Period Judaism

Patterns of Daily Prayer in Second Temple Period Judaism

In Patterns of Daily Prayer in Second Temple Period Judaism Jeremy Penner provides an account of how daily prayer became entrenched within early Jewish religious traditions.

Author: Jeremy Penner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004233072

Category: Religion

Page: 259

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In Patterns of Daily Prayer in Second Temple Period Judaism Jeremy Penner provides an account of how daily prayer became entrenched within early Jewish religious traditions.
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Jewish Prayer Books

Jewish Prayer Books

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230538402

Category:

Page: 40

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (books not included). Pages: 39. Chapters: Hebrew words and phrases in Jewish prayers and blessings, Siddur, Siddur by publication, Kaddish, Aleinu, Amidah, List of Jewish prayers and blessings, Shema Yisrael, Tachanun, Hallelujah, Union Prayer Book, Siddur Sim Shalom, Ein Keloheinu, Mishkan T'filah, Birchon, Machzor, Minhag America, Philip Birnbaum, Ahava rabbah, Koren Siddur, Gates of Prayer, Shir shel yom, Tkhine, Ashrei, Yotzer ohr, Nuremberg Mahzor, Eugene Kohn, Yishtabach, Birkot hashachar, The Transliterated Siddur, Kedushah, Yehi kevod, Rinat Yisrael, Vayivarech David, Uva letzion, Barukh she'amar, Siddur Lev Yisrael, Braginsky Collection, Atah Hu Adonai L'Vadecha, Siddur of Saadia Gaon, Tehillat HaShem, Baruch Adonai L'Olam. Excerpt: The Amidah (Hebrew:, Tefilat HaAmidah "The Standing Prayer"), also called the Shmoneh Esreh (, Shmoneh Esreh "The Eighteen," in reference to the original number of constituent blessings), is the central prayer of the Jewish liturgy. These prayer, among other, is found in the siddur, the traditional Jewish prayer book. As Judaism's prayer par excellence, the Amidah is often designated simply as tefila (, "prayer") in Rabbinic literature. Observant Jews recite the Amidah at each of three prayer services in a typical weekday: morning, afternoon, and evening. A special abbreviated Amidah is also the core of the Mussaf ("Additional") service that is recited on Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath), Rosh Chodesh (the day of the New Moon), and Jewish festivals, after the morning Torah reading, with various forms of the Amidah that depend on the occasion. The typical weekday Amidah actually consists of nineteen blessings, though it originally had eighteen; when the Amidah is modified for specific prayers or occasions, the first three blessings and the...
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Jewish Prayer Texts from the Cairo Genizah

Jewish Prayer Texts from the Cairo Genizah

In Jewish Prayer Texts from the Cairo Genizah, Stefan Reif offers scholars and non-specialists a detailed study of twenty-five Genizah fragments that are of singular importance for understanding not only Jewish liturgical history but also ...

Author: Stefan C. Reif

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004313323

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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In Jewish Prayer Texts from the Cairo Genizah, Stefan Reif offers scholars and non-specialists a detailed study of twenty-five Genizah fragments that are of singular importance for understanding not only Jewish liturgical history but also medieval Jewish theology, Hebrew linguistic developments and scribal techniques.
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Early Jewish Prayers in Greek

Early Jewish Prayers in Greek

In this volume twelvesuch prayers have been collected, translated, and provided with an extensive historical and philological commentary.

Author: Pieter W. van der Horst

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110211122

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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In this book a series of 12 Jewish prayers, composed by Greek speaking communities, have been collected, translated, and provided with a historical and philological commentary. These prayers, ranging in time from the second century BCE to the fourth century CE, offer unique insights into a wide variety of forms of Jewish spirituality, both in the Land of Israel and in the Diaspora. They have been preserved on papyrus, on stone, and as part of Christian church orders into which some of them have been incorporated in a christianized form. These prayers are therefore of great interest to scholars of both early Judaism and ancient Christianity.
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Seyder Tkhines

Seyder Tkhines

The Seyder Tkhines, translated from its original Yiddish by noted tkhines scholar, Devra Kay, and centerpiece of this groundbreaking work, was a standard Yiddish prayer book for women.

Author: Devra Kay

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827607733

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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The Seyder Tkhines, translated from its original Yiddish by noted tkhines scholar, Devra Kay, and centerpiece of this groundbreaking work, was a standard Yiddish prayer book for women. It first appeared in Amsterdam in 1648, and continued to be published for the next three generations, usually inside the Hebrew synagogue prayer book. A product of an age when mysticism pervaded mainstream Judaism, the Seyder Tkhines provided women with newly composed, alternative daily prayers that were more specific to their needs. Included in this volume is a unique Yiddish manuscript dating from the 17th century ? a collection of prayers written specifically for a rich, pregnant woman, which Kay discovered among the rare books of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England. Now, for the first time, these prayers have been skillfully translated and brought to public view. In addition to her translations, Kay presents her own extensive commentary, providing a deeper understanding of the historic, religious, and cultural background of this period in Jewish history. This unparalleled book will have special appeal to those interested in the social, literary, and religious history of women, as well as the history of the Yiddish language and literature. The interest in these forgotten prayers and their significance to the lives of women has now been revived, and these tkhines are ready to be rediscovered by a modern readership.
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My People s Prayer Book Birkhot hashachar morning blessings

My People s Prayer Book  Birkhot hashachar  morning blessings

Jewish prayers are presented in traditional Hebrew, accompanied by both a modern translation and commentary by Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayers' connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, Kabbalistic wisdom, ...

Author: Lawrence A. Hoffman

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 9781879045835

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Jewish prayers are presented in traditional Hebrew, accompanied by both a modern translation and commentary by Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayers' connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, Kabbalistic wisdom, feminism, modern developments, and more.
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The Lord s Prayer and Jewish Liturgy

The Lord s Prayer and Jewish Liturgy

Author: Jakob Josef Petuchowski

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UVA:X000182534

Category: Lord's Prayer - Influence of public prayer in Judaism

Page: 224

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Categories: Lord's Prayer - Influence of public prayer in Judaism