Judaism and Hebrew Prayer: New Perspectives on Jewish Liturgical History

Judaism and Hebrew Prayer: New Perspectives on Jewish Liturgical History

by Stefan C. Reif
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521483417

ISBN-13: 9780521483414

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study traces the origins of Hebrew prayer among the Jews and explains how the first volumes of formal Jewish liturgy emerged. It describes in a lively and thought-provoking manner the leading rites and personalities of medieval Jewish worship and explains how the various interpretations of Judaism in the modern world have responded in their own way to the

Overview

This study traces the origins of Hebrew prayer among the Jews and explains how the first volumes of formal Jewish liturgy emerged. It describes in a lively and thought-provoking manner the leading rites and personalities of medieval Jewish worship and explains how the various interpretations of Judaism in the modern world have responded in their own way to the challenge of dialogue with the divine. Existing theories are challenged and new theories offered, and the result will make liturgical research accessible to modern readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521483414
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. On Jewish liturgical research; 2. The biblical inspiration; 3. The early liturgy of the synagogue; 4. Some liturgical issues in the Talmudic sources; 5. How the first Jewish prayer-book evolved; 6. Authorities, rites and texts in the Middle Ages; 7. From printed prayers to the spread of pietistic ones; 8. The challenge of the modern world; 9. A background to current developments; Bibliography; Index.

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