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Jewish Liturgy: A Comprehensive History

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The Jewish prayer book, the sidur, is the longest continuous record of the history, philosophy, literature and ethics of the Jewish people. It has been read and reread in every generation, in every Jewish community.
Elobgen's analysis covers the entire range of Jewish liturgical development - beginning with the early cornerstones of the siddur, such as the Amidah, the Shema through the evolution of the meieval piyyut tradition, to modern prayerbook reform in Germany and the ...
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Overview

The Jewish prayer book, the sidur, is the longest continuous record of the history, philosophy, literature and ethics of the Jewish people. It has been read and reread in every generation, in every Jewish community.
Elobgen's analysis covers the entire range of Jewish liturgical development - beginning with the early cornerstones of the siddur, such as the Amidah, the Shema through the evolution of the meieval piyyut tradition, to modern prayerbook reform in Germany and the United States. This book traces the origins of present-day prayers, noting the many variants that arise within historical periods and different geographic communities. The work includes generous citations from primary sources such as rabbinic texts, comparative historical documents, medieval commentators, and modern scholarship. Included are full bibliographies and several useful indexes, among them an index of prayers in Hebrew and English.
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This first English translation of a monumental and classical study of Jewish liturgy was drafted from the Hebrew edition (1972) but compared with the 1931 German edition and revised to reflect Scheindlin's understanding of Elbogen's intentions. Although scholarship has advanced since Elbogen wrote, much of the book is still relevant. It provides the best detailed description of each service of the Jewish liturgy, including daily, sabbath, and festival forms, while explaining Torah reading, sermon, and poetic additions. An important addition to most libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827604452
  • Publisher: Jewish Publication Society
  • Publication date: 1/15/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 524
  • Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

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